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Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri addressing a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Fare cap on air tickets to remain till February 24: Hardeep Singh Puri

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:19 AM IST
Puri said if the scheduled domestic flights reach pre-Covid levels by the end of the year, he will have no hesitation in removing the fare limits at that time.
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The ten Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh that are falling vacant are three of the BJP, four of the Samajwadi party, two of the Bahujan Samaj Party and one of the Congress.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The ten Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh that are falling vacant are three of the BJP, four of the Samajwadi party, two of the Bahujan Samaj Party and one of the Congress.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

RS polls: BJP announces 8 candidates from UP, one from U’khand

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:18 AM IST
The BJP’s all eight nominees for Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh are likely to win as the party has the three-fourth majority in the state assembly. Similarly, party’s nominee for Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand is also expected to win.
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An IndiGo Airlines aircraft prepares to land as a man paddles his cycle rickshaw in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)
An IndiGo Airlines aircraft prepares to land as a man paddles his cycle rickshaw in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)

India to see pre-Covid air traffic numbers by January 1: Minister Hardeep Puri

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Air traffic and revenue has been drastically hit in India due to the coronavirus disease outbreak since March this year, when all the flights were grounded. The flights are still operating in a graded manner.
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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses during the inauguration of General Aviation Terminal in New Delhi.(PTI)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses during the inauguration of General Aviation Terminal in New Delhi.(PTI)

Foreign airlines’ flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines: Hardeep Singh Puri

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 04:10 PM IST
After the aforementioned Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA)decision that led to cancellation of Lufthansa’s flights, Air India was forced to cancel all Frankfurt flights till October 14 as Germany withdrew permission for them.
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Passengers of Vande Bharat Mission flights arriving in Indore(ANI)
Passengers of Vande Bharat Mission flights arriving in Indore(ANI)

Look at what other airlines did, Hardeep Singh Puri on Air India ‘lay off’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Those who have been laid off had resigned before which means you are neither here nor there, the Union minister said.
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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri(PTI)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri(PTI)

International flights: Travel bubbles likely to continue till March-April, says Hardeep Singh Puri

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:50 PM IST
It depends on the availability of a vaccine as countries will feel more confident once a vaccine is there, the minister said.
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Domestic flights will soon achieve their pre-Covid numbers, Hardeep Singh Puri has said.(PTI)
Domestic flights will soon achieve their pre-Covid numbers, Hardeep Singh Puri has said.(PTI)

Domestic flights: Pre-Covid figures will be reached between Diwali and New Year, says Hardeep Singh Puri

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Domestic aviation sector, which has been badly hit by the lockdown, will soon see pre-Covid number of passengers and flights between Diwali and New Year, minister hopes.
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Domestic and international flights resumed with many restrictions which are gradually being done away with.(PTI)
Domestic and international flights resumed with many restrictions which are gradually being done away with.(PTI)

International and domestic flights: Four major relaxations provided to airlines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Airlines have been allowed to resume on-board meal services, pre-covid baggage rules in the last few months
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The vacancies will bring down the SP and the BSP’s strength in the House, while the BJP will add to its tally when the re-elections are held. The party is in power in Uttarakhand and UP.(ANI)
The vacancies will bring down the SP and the BSP’s strength in the House, while the BJP will add to its tally when the re-elections are held. The party is in power in Uttarakhand and UP.(ANI)

Rajya Sabha bids farewell to 11 MPs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 02:16 AM IST
Stating that bringing legislations that will change the future of children should be a priority, he said he prays for a clean, educated, and strong country.
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AI has a vast domestic and global network to key destinations, assured time slots and space in prized airports. Leverage the strengths(HTPHOTO)
AI has a vast domestic and global network to key destinations, assured time slots and space in prized airports. Leverage the strengths(HTPHOTO)

To sell Air India, reframe the terms

By Captain Gopinath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST
Offer it as a zero-debt company, ensure an open process, and free the new management
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Aircraft operated by AirAsia Bhd, Vistara, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Group, and IndiGo, a unit of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., stand at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)
Aircraft operated by AirAsia Bhd, Vistara, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Group, and IndiGo, a unit of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., stand at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)

India will need 9,488 pilots in next five years: Hardeep Singh Puri

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:25 PM IST
“The total number of pilots employed in the country with scheduled airlines at present is 9,073,” Puri said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
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Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the inauguration of General Aviation Terminal, in New Delhi, Thursday, September 17, 2020.(PTI)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the inauguration of General Aviation Terminal, in New Delhi, Thursday, September 17, 2020.(PTI)

International flights: Air bubbles with 13 countries finalised

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 01:06 PM IST
India entered into air bubbles with the US, the UK, Germany and France earlier. The rest of the countries have been added recently. More destinations will be added soon, the minister has said.
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A private jet being accorded a water salute during the inauguration of general aviation terminal at IGI Airport in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
A private jet being accorded a water salute during the inauguration of general aviation terminal at IGI Airport in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

India’s first general aviation terminal for private jets inaugurated

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:41 AM IST
The new terminal, which had been ready for use since July this year and was awaiting a final security nod from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), will start operations from Sunday afternoon, officials familiar with the matter said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 70 on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 70 on Thursday.(PTI photo)

PM Modi turns 70, wishes pour in from all corners

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh greeted PM Modi on his birthday and said that the PM has worked diligently towards empowering the poor and marginalised and the nation has benefited tremendously from his leadership.
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Union minister for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament.(PTI File Photo)

Airlines in India seek $1.5 billion in interest-free credit line

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Indian carriers need as much as $2.5 billion to keep flying, according to estimates from Sydney-based CAPA Centre for Aviation, and one or more of the nation’s airlines are expected to fail in the absence of additional funding from the government or their owners.
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Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference during the release of the assessment report of State Business Reform Action Plan 2019, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri addresses a press conference during the release of the assessment report of State Business Reform Action Plan 2019, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Revenues of Indian airlines fell by 85.7 per cent in April-June period due to Covid-19: Puri

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 02:08 PM IST
Moreover, employee count at the Indian carriers went down from 74,887 on March 31 to 69,589 on July 31, a decrease of 7.07 per cent, Puri stated in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
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Several MPs appreciated the role of Air India in bringing back Indians stranded abroad during the nationwide lockdown and expressed concerns over the Union government’s bid to sell the public carrier.(Representational Photo/PTI)
Several MPs appreciated the role of Air India in bringing back Indians stranded abroad during the nationwide lockdown and expressed concerns over the Union government’s bid to sell the public carrier.(Representational Photo/PTI)

Parliament monsoon session: Aircraft (Amendment) Bill passed by Rajya Sabha

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 05:03 PM IST
The Bill seeks to amend the Aircraft Act, 1934 that regulates the manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import and export of civil aircraft, and licensing of aerodromes
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri along with other officials during review work of a newly constructed domestic airport, in Deoghar district Saturday.(PTI)
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri along with other officials during review work of a newly constructed domestic airport, in Deoghar district Saturday.(PTI)

Flight operation from Darbhanga under regional connectivity scheme to begin in November

By Bishnu K Jha and Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga/Patna
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Spicejet will operate flights from Darbhanga to Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai under RCS.
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Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media via video conference in the presence of Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at National Media Centre in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media via video conference in the presence of Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at National Media Centre in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Top 10 states and region-wise position holders in ease of doing business ranking 2019

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:15 PM IST
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This ranking is based on implementation of business reform action plan, Piyush Goyal said.(ANI Twitter)
This ranking is based on implementation of business reform action plan, Piyush Goyal said.(ANI Twitter)

Andhra Pradesh retains top position in ease of doing business 2019 ranking

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Cabinet Minister Hardeep Singh Puri released the ranking.
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Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that out of these 78 airports, 18 will connect cities to metros such as Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that out of these 78 airports, 18 will connect cities to metros such as Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi.(Hindustan Times file photo)

78 new routes added to Udan Scheme. Here’s the full list

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 07:57 AM IST
In this stage, north east states, hilly areas and islands of India have been given priority. With this, the total number of routes under Udan has gone up to 766.
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Results of the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of the country were announced.(Hindustan Times)
Results of the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of the country were announced.(Hindustan Times)

Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore India’s cleanest city, Surat and Navi Mumbai bag 2nd, 3rd spot

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 12:56 PM IST
The Union Minister also congratulated Jalandhar Cantt for being India’s cleanest cantonment in Swachh Bharat Survekshan 2020.
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Mysuru had won the award for the cleanest city of India in the first edition of the survey, while Indore has retained the top position for three consecutive years (2017,2018, 2019).(PTI)
Mysuru had won the award for the cleanest city of India in the first edition of the survey, while Indore has retained the top position for three consecutive years (2017,2018, 2019).(PTI)

Swachh Survekshan 2020 results announced, Indore once again retains top spot

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 12:30 PM IST
In category of population of less than 1 lakh, Maharashtra’s Karad bagged the first position, followed by state’s Saswad and Lonavala.
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An Indian security officer stands guard during a graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.(AP)
An Indian security officer stands guard during a graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.(AP)

India plans air bubbles with five neighbours, Pakistan not among them

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Air bubbles seek to restore commercial passenger services to pre-pandemic levels. Pakistan is not on the list of five countries.
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Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri during a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri during a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Congress ‘a death chamber of dissent and internal democracy’: Union minister Puri hits out at Rahul Gandhi

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s fierce attack on Gandhi in a series of tweets comes in the middle of an intense war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the Facebook row.
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Air India staff at the funeral of Captain Deepak Sathe who died in the Air India Express flight crash in Kozhikode.(PTI)
Air India staff at the funeral of Captain Deepak Sathe who died in the Air India Express flight crash in Kozhikode.(PTI)

Air India pilots’ unions write to Hardeep Puri again for meeting over pay cuts

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST
The letter flagged the pilots’ pay cuts and said that flight safety and the working conditions of the pilots of Air India group companies cannot be seen in isolation.
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Apart from securing the stations, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) also frisks the passengers and patrols areas near stations in sensitive places.
Apart from securing the stations, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) also frisks the passengers and patrols areas near stations in sensitive places.

CISF readies for Metro reopening, no word on when services will resume

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Delhi Metro services have remained suspended since March 22, when the Janta curfew was observed. While other modes of public transport have been allowed, with restrictions, as part of the gradual easing of lockdown norms, the Metro, which catered to nearly 2.4 million passengers daily pre-pandemic, has remained suspended.
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Officials inspect the wreckage of an Air India Express jet at Calicut International Airport in Karipur, Kerala.(AFP)
Officials inspect the wreckage of an Air India Express jet at Calicut International Airport in Karipur, Kerala.(AFP)

Kozhikode plane crash: Air India Express says 74 injured passengers discharged from hospitals

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said on Saturday that 149 people have been admitted to hospitals, 23 have been discharged, while three are critically injured in the B737 plane crash.
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Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri inspects the crash site of an Air India Express flight, en route from Dubai, after it skidded off the runway while landing, at Karippur in Kozhikode.(@HardeepSPuri/Twitter)
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri inspects the crash site of an Air India Express flight, en route from Dubai, after it skidded off the runway while landing, at Karippur in Kozhikode.(@HardeepSPuri/Twitter)

‘Spirit of solidarity’: Hardeep Puri lauds locals who rescued Kozhikode crash victims

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Eighteen people, including the two pilots of the Air India Express aircraft, died and more than 100 were injured in the accident on Friday evening.
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The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala.(AP)
The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala.(AP)

Centre to give Rs10 lakh to kin of deceased, Rs2 lakh to seriously injured in AI Express crash

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Kozhikode
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday reached Kozhikode Airport to take stock of the situation and implementation of relief measures being carried out at the crash site where an Air India Express flight crash-landed on Friday evening, killing 18 people.
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