Sunday, September 26, 2021

Democratising Domestic Air Connectivity – AERA (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Parliament recently passed Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to encourage smaller airports to expand air connectivity to relatively remote and far-flung areas.

The Bill, which will amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008, was moved on the floor of the house for passage and consideration by Civil Aviation Minster Jyotiraditya Scindia.

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First introduced in March 2021, the Bill was subsequently referred to a parliamentary standing committee on transport, tourism and culture, which had approved it without any changes.

According to the bill, the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 provides for the establishment of an Airports Economic Regulatory Authority to regulate tariff and other charges for the aeronautical services rendered at airports and to monitor performance standards of airports.

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