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    Published On : Wed, Jun 15th, 2016
    Business News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Airline stocks surge as Cabinet approves civil aviation policy

    Mumbai: Airline stocks today climbed up to 5 per cent after the much-awaited national civil aviation policy that seeks to strengthen regional connectivity and tap the sector’s high growth potential was cleared by the Union Cabinet.

    Shares of Spicejet soared 5.22 per cent, InterGlobe Aviation rose by 4.32 per cent and Jet Airways gained 2.91 per cent on BSE. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the policy is a “game changer” and that the country’s aviation sector is poised to become the world’s third largest by 2022.

    The policy has been finalised after nearly eight months since the Ministry came out with the revised draft in October 2015 and follows many rounds of deliberations with stakeholders.

    The NDA government had for the first time unveiled the policy draft in November 2014. Initially, the policy was expected to be finalised in the last financial year as certain proposals were to be in effect from April 1, 2016. However, the government had been moving back and forth on the policy seeking to sort out the differences among stakeholders including on 5/20 norm.

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