Draft civil aviation policy by September
The Government expects to finalise the revised draft civil aviation policy by the first week of September. The new policy which has been under work from quite some time is anticipated to focus on improving air connectivity apart from possible changes in overseas flying norms for local carriers.
RN Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation says, “The draft policy is expected to be put up for public comments by the first week of September. The inter-ministerial consultations are taking time and there is nothing problematic.”
Among others, the draft policy proposes to enhance regional air connectivity, rationalise jet fuel costs, promote air cargo, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and helicopter operations and improve passenger facilitation.
The draft policy was initially unveiled in November 2014 and after taking into consideration the comments and suggestions received, the Ministry is looking at certain modifications to it. we want to produce for the market, there needs to be a way to distribute it in an affordable manner, which can be managed by producer. To export, there should be adequate capacity and deep draughts at ports to ensure faster turnaround of vessels. Vessel turnaround time at ports should be in line with the global practice; instead of four days, it should take a maximum time of day-and-a-half.
Today the increased dependence on road logistics is increasing the burden on local manufacturer. Besides, the high cost of road logistics highly demoralises the local manufacturer doing business. The only way to solve the situation is by developing other means of transport like seaways and railways, which shall reduce the dependency on the road transport avoiding the higher cost involved in it.
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Establishing a logistics plan is essential. Pointing out the steps required and the personnel who will be assigning responsibilities to those, who will be performing the specific tasks is also essential. An efficient plan is necessary for the planning or controlling of activities of an organisation. It has to be clearly defined in order to avoid vagueness or confusion that could interfere with the accomplishment of the desired goals.