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NEW RECORD AS 4.56M INDIANS TAKE FLIGHTS A DAY

2,978 planes flew on April day, aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted, "The skyrocketing domestic passenger traffic post Covid is a reflection of India's high growth."Since the pandemic, the country's economy has boomed, attracting more tourists. 37.5 million people flew domestically in the first three months of 2023.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation reports a 51.7% rise from last year. Covid halted progress for two years. Aviation expert Mark Martin told the BBC that demand "has been building for some time and it seems to be exploding right now." Mr. Martin says many people have taken their first travel since the outbreak began.
The irony about this is that India is one of the countries which is adversely affected by effects of climate change. It would be expected to see the government encouraging people to transition to eco-friendly mobility as a way to remedy effects of climate change. Instead, it is celebrating increased domestic flights which are a catalyst to global warming.

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  • George Kariuki

    58 w

    India needs to look at the environmental impact of aviation, particularly in terms of carbon emissions.

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    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      58 w

      Indian government should consider investing in alternative modes of transport and most importantly those that use green energy. This revelation is really disturbing.

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    • We Don't Have Time

      58 w

      Dear Timothy Ndegwa Thank you for getting your climate warning to level 2! We have reached out to Jyotiraditya Scindia and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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      • Patrik Lobergh

        58 w

        Zoom and Teams still works fine, even after post Covid times...

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        • Timothy Ndegwa

          58 w

          @patrik_lobergh Sure this would be a great alternative instead of flights, it has proven to work during and after COVID-19

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        • Munene Mugambi

          58 w

          India's population is high and the country would greatly profit from renewable energy means of transport like electric trains. Let them look at such ideas to solve this crisis

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        • Patrick Kiash

          58 w

          To them they might consider it as profits margin, but there is more than meets the eyes..... Its their highest time to see and focus beyond the reality of the fog,

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          • Timothy Ndegwa

            58 w

            @patrick_kiash Sure, nature is so unforgiving!

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          • Johannes Luiga

            58 w

            Increasing flights in a situation when India and surrounding countries are suffering from the effects of the Climate crisis is not the best way…

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            • Timothy Ndegwa

              58 w

              @Johannes_Luiga Very true it makes the situation more dire.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              58 w

              This is disappointing, we really need authorities in India to act on this matter.

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            • Tabitha Kimani

              58 w

              Indian leaders should really be careful on the countries contribution to air pollution and the consequences.

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              • Timothy Ndegwa

                58 w

                @tabitha_kimani Yeah this is the high time india's leadership should showcase its leadership in addressing effects of climate crisis.

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              • Peter Karanga

                58 w

                airline industry in India doing what they do best to sit on climate goals. So shameful

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                • Timothy Ndegwa

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                  @peter_karanga Yeah sure this is so ironic.

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