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Safety First: DGCA to conduct audit of IndiGo, Vistara
Safety First: DGCA to conduct audit of IndiGo, Vistara

New Delhi, Sep 15 (TIWN) Keeping the rising air traffic in mind, Indi's civil aviation regulator will conduct a safety audit of the country's largest airline IndiGo and Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines backed Vistara from Tuesday.

"Every aspect pertaining to operational safety will be audited, especially the newly laid down protocols keeping Covid-19 in mind," a senior DGCA official told IANS here.

"We are seeing a steady rise in traffic and this growth calls all stakeholders to maintain the highest safety standards," he added.

Besides operational safety audit, financial reviews are also being conducted.

"Financial audit ensures that no compromise is being made with safety issues due to strained financial condition of the airlines," he said.

The development assumes significance as India's civil aviation sector has shown signs of revival in passenger traffic growth.

At present, the Centre has allowed the airlines to deploy limited domestic operational capacity up to 60 per cent from an earlier 45 per cent, post the re-start of scheduled domestic flights from May 25, 2020.

On a daily average, passenger traffic has reached the 100,000-mark. This figure is expected to double by the festive season.

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