Centre to constitute a GoM for aviation sector :Patel

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New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel informed on Thursday that the Centre has decided to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the issue of jet fuel pricing and demands of the airline industry.

The Union Cabinet took the decision to form a GoM after Patel made a detail presentation on the problems faced by the aviation industry.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Patel assured the delegation of Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) that he would press for the constitution of GoM to address the problem faced by that sector.

Patel said the industry is likely to grow 8.5 percent annually until 2015.

The GoM would also look into complaints of airlines regarding high sales taxes and high jet fuel costs, said Patel.

"High base price of aviation turbine fuel is a concern," Patel said. He also added that equity infusion in Air India needed an urgent look. (ANI)

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