March 2018 edition
Air cargo connectivity, on a par with passenger connectivity under the RCS in the civil aviation policy, should be brought under the armpit of the government policy to make optimum utilisation of the created capacity. Creation of better infrastructure at airports with adequate cargo handling capacity for exports and imports, enhancement of facilities for the multimodal transportation of goods. Creation of good road infrastructure for the speedy movement of goods from industrial hubs to airports, upgradation of airports in Tier II and Tier III for operation of larger aircraft directly from these cities to domestic/international markets. Customs intervention in the clearance processes should be electronic, simplified and surveillance-oriented.