No Need To Panic, Air Travel Is Safe: DGCA Chief

by Shreya Ghosh
No Need To Panic, Air Travel Is Safe: DGCA Chief

There has been much news of technical glitches and such incidents in domestic flights over the past few weeks. In between all these technicality snags, the chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar said that the aviation space of India is ‘absolutely safe’. The DGCA chief spoke on the current situation of domestic flights in India and he said that there is no need to panic.

Air Travel Is Safe: DGCA Chief

After everything happening in the domestic sector of India’s aviation, DGCA’s chief Arun Kumar shared that air travel is completely safe and passengers should not panic about this. He added that these snags were not likely to cause any sort of havoc or destruction. The head of the aviation authority also said that the sector is following the rules and protocols mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. He continued that such snags happen with every airline and all kinds of fleet. In fact, such incidents took place on the international flights that came to India with the flyers. They noticed 15 technical snags in the past 2 weeks. And those have been repaired as well.

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Jyotiraditya Scindia is the Civil Aviation Minister in India and very recently on 28 July, he announced the number of technical snags that happened in a year. He said in the Lok Sabha that the number of reported difficulties from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 is 478. Several domestic airlines in India are facing many snags recently. And DGCA has also stopped Spicejet airline amid the rise of these issues.

These Snags Cannot Damage Anything!

These difficulties are increasing everyone’s fear. And for this, the DGCA chief shared that these snags do not have the potential for any destruction. He told everyone to not be afraid of such news and air travel is in a good state. The DGCA is closely looking at all these things.

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They are also taking many measures to rectify such incidents. After putting a stop to the Spicejet operations, they also initiated an audit for 2 months. In this audit, they can notice the problems of various airlines and then function accordingly.