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Former Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju's baggage left at Delhi airport

April 11, 2018 10:56 am

Since the check-in baggage of the former minister had to go through regulated security screening, it could not be loaded at the aircraft, the spokesperson said in a statement.

‘If a special status-like package can be worked out, we should look at it... We must cooperate’: TDP leader Ashok Gajapathi Raju

March 18, 2018 8:40 am

"Whatever states may demand, it is for the Centre to decide on the criteria. But that is in a prospective case. Here, you committed at the highest level. If that becomes debatable, confidence in the system begins to erode” said Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Pawan Hans disinvestment finds no takers, fresh bids in '2 to 3 months'

February 21, 2018 7:16 pm

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said that during the bidding process, there was effectively only one bid.

Nothing wrong in voicing opinion: Ashok Gajapathi Raju on BJP-TDP ties

February 21, 2018 6:26 pm

"The idea is that you divide a state during the last days of Parliament before an election, it generates a problem. And that is what has happened. That problem requires attention and I think it will come," Raju said.

Air traffic registers 20 per cent rise in January, Raju says 'lovely start' to 2018

February 16, 2018 10:16 pm

In January, no-frills carrier IndiGo cornered the highest market share of 39.7 per cent while that of Air India and Jet Airways stood at 13.3 per cent and 14.3 per cent, respectively.

Govt doesn't want Air India to go Kingfisher Airlines way, says Ashok Gajapathi Raju

December 28, 2017 4:17 pm

The government does not want anyone working in Air India to lose job, Raju said in the Lok Sabha, adding that the disinvestment process of the national carrier has been initiated.

Civil aviation minister faces angry Air India passengers over flight delay; 3 staffers suspended

December 14, 2017 11:42 am

The civil aviation minister had to face an angry crowd after which he called Air India CMD Pradeep Kharola and sought reason behind the delay.

India no-fly list rules for passengers are out: 3 months to indefinite ban for bad behaviour on flights

September 09, 2017 4:20 am

India no-fly list: A draft of the proposed no-fly list was floated in May with the ministry holding internal discussions to define a ‘boundary’, crossing which an unruly passenger would be put in India's no-fly list.

Pilots' shortage reason for 1-year notice period, says Ashok Gajapathi Raju

September 05, 2017 7:22 pm

"It has been decided that pilots working in an air transport undertaking shall give a 'notice period' of at least one year in respect of commanders, and six months in respect of co-pilots to the employer indicating his intention to leave the job," the DGCA said last month.

Don't want Air India to go Kingfisher way, says Ashok Gajapathi Raju

August 24, 2017 10:05 pm

Noting that Air India has really worked well in the past few years, he said the whole idea of privatisation is to have a vibrant airline. "We don't set timelines. We have some indications within us and we hope that we will stick to it," Raju said.


Idea Exchange With Senior TDP Leader Ashok Gajapathi Raju

March 18, 2018 6:52 am

A first-time MP, Raju is a senior TDP leader and hails from the royal Gajapathi family of Vizianagaram. During his stint as aviation minister, there was double-digit growth in air passenger traffic nearly every month

Khajuraho gets new airport terminal

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Khajuraho, Jan 23 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated a new terminal building at the Khajuraho Airport in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R K Srivastava and other leaders and officials were present on the occasion. The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors.The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors. The new terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs. 91 crores, is equipped with facilities of international standard. Though it continues to handle domestic flights, it has a capacity of handling 100 international flights in future.Better air connectivity at Khajuraho will bring in more domestic and foreign tourists to see its medieval age Hindu and Jain temple complexes which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.