In calendar year 2015, there were 43 cases of violations by pilots and all were related to alcohol positive cases. A total of 98 instances of violations by pilots were recorded in 2014, including three cases of allowing unauthorised entry into the cockpit. “The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued warnings to three pilots of IndiGo Airlines who had taken selfies when the aircraft was on ground,” Sinha said.
Last month, some pilots of IndiGo came under the scanner of regulator DGCA for allegedly taking pictures in the cockpit with family members. In a separate written reply, Sinha said the Ministry would focus on core areas including revival of 50 unserved/ under-served airports in tier II and tier III towns/cities, as part of the regional connectivity scheme in a phased manner from 2016-17 to 2019-20.The proposed infrastructure spending in airports owned by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the next three years is Rs 9,770 crore, he noted. Out of this, Rs 5,000 crore will be spent on new projects and upgradation and expansion of 10 airports. Besides, Rs 2,700 crore would be spent on upgradation work, currently in progress at 19 airports.