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The Ministry of Civil Aviation, India (MoCA) has sought a budgetary provision of INR 4,650 crore to revive 50 under-served and un-served airstrips and airports to the boost the regional air connectivity in the country. According to Jayant Sinha - Minister of State for Civil Aviation, India - the expenses related to 32 Airports Authority of India (AAI)-owned aerodromes, where there were no aircraft movements, stood at nearly INR 15 crore in last financial year.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has put in place provision for promoting regional connectivity by the way of reviving under-served and unserved airstrips and airports. In order to implement the scheme, a proposal has been submitted to the Ministry of Finance by Ministry of Civil Aviation for making a budgetary provision of INR 4,650 crore to revive a total of 50 such airports and airstrips.