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The aviation industry was one of the severely affected sectors due to the Covid-19 lockdown last year. India's domestic passenger traffic slipped to a seven-year low in 2020 due to a complete pandemic-induced halt in air travel last summer for two months. (AP PHOTO)

Domestic air traffic now closer to pre-Covid-19 levels: Hardeep Singh Puri

By Neha Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:07 PM IST
  • At a meeting of the ministry's consultative committee on Thursday, Puri said domestic air traffic is increasing day-by-day and has now reached about 30,00,00 passengers daily.
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Hardeep Singh Puri explains that his ministry will not regulate flight ticket prices when domestic services come back to their pre-covid figures. (PTI)
Hardeep Singh Puri explains that his ministry will not regulate flight ticket prices when domestic services come back to their pre-covid figures. (PTI)

Domestic flights' fare band cannot be permanent feature: Hardeep Singh Puri

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 12:27 PM IST
The ministry has no intention to regulate air ticket price once the situation becomes fully normal, the minister said.
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Domestic air travel had resumed in May, 2020 however the initial air travel capacity was limited to 33 per cent of their pre-Covid levels.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
Domestic air travel had resumed in May, 2020 however the initial air travel capacity was limited to 33 per cent of their pre-Covid levels.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

'Within touching distance of pre-Covid numbers': Puri on rising aviation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Puri said around 2.87 lakh passengers flew on 2,230 flights yesterday, which he added is the highest since the domestic operations resumed on May 25 last year.
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Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(File photo)
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(File photo)

Govt targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme: Civil aviation minister Puri

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 05:29 PM IST
"Fifty-six airports have already been upgraded and over 700 routes awarded, of which air-service has commenced on 311 routes under the UDAN scheme since it was launched in 2017 with a budget of 4,500 crore," Puri said.
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Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (PTI)
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (PTI)

HS Puri performs 'bhoomi pujan' for redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:33 PM IST
The government plans to hold the 2022 Republic Day parade on the newly-developed Rajpath, a project that is being executed under the government's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan.
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Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the target is to reach pre-Covid levels before March end this year; take it to 40 percent beyond pre Covid levels by next year.(File photo)
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the target is to reach pre-Covid levels before March end this year; take it to 40 percent beyond pre Covid levels by next year.(File photo)

Hardeep Puri Interview: On Central Vista, Adani airports row, vaccine exports

By Kumkum Chadha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:59 PM IST
In HT’s series The Interview, Puri talks at length on several issues: controversial and informative. If he defends industrialist Gautam Adani bagging the contract for six airports, he also talks about expanding the aviation sector, and the phased roll-out of transporting the vaccine.
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India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)
India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)

India’s domestic aviation operations nearing pre-pandemic levels

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:54 PM IST
As many as 257,613 passengers flew locally as on Jan. 22, compared with 30,000 passengers that traveled by air when such flights were restarted on May 25, Puri said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the external affairs ministry would coordinate supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine to foreign countries. (twitter.com/HardeepSPuri)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the external affairs ministry would coordinate supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine to foreign countries. (twitter.com/HardeepSPuri)

News updates from HT: India to help neighbours with emergency Covid vaccine

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri further said that there were 4,360 flight movements across the country and 5,46,763 footfalls at the airport on the day.(PTI)
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri further said that there were 4,360 flight movements across the country and 5,46,763 footfalls at the airport on the day.(PTI)

Domestic passenger traffic growing steadily towards pre-Covid numbers: Centre

By Harshit Sabarwal | ANI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Flight movement was disrupted across the country in the aftermath of a Covid-19 induced lockdown.
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Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)
Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times| Flight ops nearing pre-Covid numbers: Puri

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The longest flight over the North Pole will be another feather in Zoya Agarwal’s cap as she was the youngest woman pilot to fly a Boeing-777 in 2013.(ANI/Twitter)
The longest flight over the North Pole will be another feather in Zoya Agarwal’s cap as she was the youngest woman pilot to fly a Boeing-777 in 2013.(ANI/Twitter)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Puri tweets as women-piloted flight takes off

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The Indian state-owned carrier has been seeking a buyer for some time now as the government wants to divest its 100 per cent stake in Air India and budget carrier AI Express.(HT File Photo)
The Indian state-owned carrier has been seeking a buyer for some time now as the government wants to divest its 100 per cent stake in Air India and budget carrier AI Express.(HT File Photo)

All-women cockpit crew to fly inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 01:06 PM IST
The aerial distance between San Francisco and Bengaluru is one of the longest in the world.
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Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Flights from UK resume today amid scare about new coronavirus strain

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:32 PM IST
The ban on flights to the UK was lifted on January 6. 30 flights will operate each week - 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This schedule will continue till January 23, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had informed earlier.
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The two Air India flights that left India on Wednesday will land at Heathrow airport in London on Thursday.(REUTERS)
The two Air India flights that left India on Wednesday will land at Heathrow airport in London on Thursday.(REUTERS)

UK flights resume after two-week suspension

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:28 PM IST
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday that the number of flights to the UK from India have been reduced by 50%.
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File photo: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(PTI)
File photo: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(PTI)

‘Welcome SC verdict on Central Vista, govt sensitive to environmental concerns’: Puri

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:37 PM IST
The apex court on Tuesday gave its nod to the Central Vista project by a 2:1 majority.
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri attacked the opposition for criticising Centre’s vaccine drive and SC judgement allowing the redevelopment on Central Vista.(PTI)
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri attacked the opposition for criticising Centre’s vaccine drive and SC judgement allowing the redevelopment on Central Vista.(PTI)

‘At least someone in Congress understands...’: Hardeep Singh Puri’s jibe to Congress over vaccine, Central Vista

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh attacked the government over the approval of Bharat Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN.
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After Supreme Court cleared the Central Vista redevelopment project, Union minister Hardeep Singh tweeted that the central government has always been sensitive to environmental concerns.(PTI File Photo)
After Supreme Court cleared the Central Vista redevelopment project, Union minister Hardeep Singh tweeted that the central government has always been sensitive to environmental concerns.(PTI File Photo)

New Parliament building will be ready when India completes 75 years of Independence: Hardeep Puri

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:57 PM IST
In a majority verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the environmental clearance and notification for change in land use for the Central Vista project.
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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses at Kisaan Sammelan in Ujjain.(ANI file photo)
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses at Kisaan Sammelan in Ujjain.(ANI file photo)

‘Will not get Covid-19 vaccine right away,’ says Shivraj Singh Chouhan, explains why

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The comment by the senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came a day after Drugs Controller General of India VG Somani gave approval for the emergency-use of two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by local company Bharat Biotech.
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War of words broke out on Twitter between Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh over Covid-19 vaccine.(PTI)
War of words broke out on Twitter between Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh over Covid-19 vaccine.(PTI)

‘First soldiers, now vaccine’: Hardeep Singh Puri slams Akhilesh Yadav, Shashi Tharoor over Covid-19 vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Hardeep Singh Puri said Jairam, Tharoor and Akhilesh are ‘in-house’ cynics to which Jairam Ramesh termed Hardeep Singh Puri as “in-house Goebbels-cum-Albert Speer”.
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A laboratory technician carries swab samples collected from passengers amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A laboratory technician carries swab samples collected from passengers amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Govt releases SOP for travellers flying from UK: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:25 PM IST
The new SOP was published in the wake of growing concerns around the new mutant variant of the coronavirus recently detected in the UK. As per experts, it is a more contagious variant of the coronavirus which spreads more rapidly than other mutations.
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Flights from India to the UK will resume from January 6, minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarified on Saturday.(PTI)
Flights from India to the UK will resume from January 6, minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarified on Saturday.(PTI)

India to UK flights will resume from January 6, ministry clarifies

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:55 PM IST
An embargo on UK flights was imposed on December 21, which was effected from December 23, in the wake of the new mutant strain reported first in the UK.
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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.(PTI)
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.(PTI)

India extends suspension of UK flights till January 7

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:02 AM IST
A decision has been taken to extend the temporary suspension of flights to and from the UK till 7 January 2021. Thereafter, strictly regulated resumption will take place, for which details will be announced shortly,” civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Twitter on Wednesday.
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Representational photo.(AFP)
Representational photo.(AFP)

India extends UK flight ban till Jan 7, will impose restrictions thereafter

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:32 PM IST
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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a press conference on Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a press conference on Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri)

India likely to extend ban on UK flights, vaccine cold-chain being prepared: Hardeep Puri

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said he did not expect that the UK flight ban extension to be a long or indefinite one.
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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(PTI)

India may extend ban on flights from UK, says Hardeep Singh Puri

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:14 PM IST
India last week suspended all flights from Britain until the end of the month. The new variant of the virus detected in Britain has triggered widespread concern and travel restrictions across the world.
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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Passenger footfall moving towards pre-Covid numbers: Hardeep Singh Puri

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:45 PM IST
“On 26 December, we had 2,27,821 domestic passengers flying on 2129 flights. There were a total of 4253 flight movements and 4,55,809 footfalls on the day. It is a steady journey towards pre-Covid numbers,” Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.
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The Darbhanga airport.(HT File)
The Darbhanga airport.(HT File)

Nitish Kumar writes to Hardeep Puri over flight cancellations at Darbhanga airport

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:34 AM IST
The airport became operational under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme on November 8
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A passenger walks at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)
A passenger walks at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)

India suspends UK flights

By Anisha Dutta and Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:28 AM IST
All passengers who arrive from the UK on December 21 and 22 will be asked to take an RT-PCR test for Covid-19 at the airport, with only those who test negative be allowed to go home, where they will need to isolate for seven days.
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New Delhi: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI08-10-2020_000079B)
New Delhi: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI08-10-2020_000079B)

Mandatory RT-PCR tests for passengers arriving from UK, announces civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 04:52 PM IST
India on Monday joined a host of nations in banning flights from the United Kingdom after a new coronavirus strain was discovered there.
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Mayors of municipal corporations ending a hunger strike by taking juice offered by cabinet minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, outside the residence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Mayors of municipal corporations ending a hunger strike by taking juice offered by cabinet minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, outside the residence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

After 13 days, mayors call off protest outside CM residence

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 02:29 AM IST
The Delhi Police had served the protesting mayors a notice to vacate the venue citing the court order. Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri, along with Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta, and other senior leaders visited the mayors and councillors at the protest site on Saturday.
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