Safety of passengers should be at the centre of airline activity: VP

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the safety of passengers should be of outmost importance for any transportation service and urged the aviation industry to place passengers’ convenience at the centre of all activities.

“With the government deciding to improve domestic air connectivity and make it affordable, the need of the hour is to provide quality infrastructure and efficient customer services. The scope for growth and expansion of the Indian civil aviation industry is huge and the focus must be on making it accessible and affordable to the common man,” Naidu said here after releasing the Economic Impact Report and Coffee Table Book encapsulating the growth story of Indian Aviation marking completion of 12 years of operations of GMR Group at Delhi Airport.
“I would like all the airlines and other stakeholders in the aviation industry to place the safety and passengers’ convenience at the centre of all your activities,” he added.

The Vice President said that governments, policy makers and business enterprises must ensure hassle free environment at Airports for commuters. He further said that central government’s efforts to improve domestic air connectivity and make it affordable would get a boost if quality infrastructure is built and efficient customer services are provided by airliners.

Vice President Naidu said that connectivity is the key for economic growth and added that the aviation industry has huge scope for development. He said that the growth of the aviation sector will have a multiplier effect on the Indian economy as it would positively impact the hospitality and tourism sectors, among others.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Chairman of GMR Group, Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao and several members of aviation and airline industry were present at the event.