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Aviation Strategy: Filling a Crucial Void

Indian aviation needs to be "democratised", which requires moving from an elitist to a "mass transit" mode, for which cost-effectiveness is an imperative. Such a "democratisation" or mass transit strategy can best be implemented by benchmarking with China.

Towards Urban Multi-Airport Systems

It is in the disconnect between the second airport plans for Mumbai and Delhi and work on the new airports for Bangalore and Hyderabad that the draft civil aviation policy seems to be flying blind. In the case of the former, a change in the "minimum 150 km separation" rule is being envisaged to facilitate a convenient second airport. In the latter, the government has already agreed to the private consortium's requirement to close existing airports once the greenfield airports are ready.

Import Liberalisation in Pakistan

Philip S Thomas This paper attempts to indicate the various ways in which Pakistan has moved towards a liberal import policy during its Second Five-Year Plan.

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