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Indian Airlines to acquire 43 aircraft

July 06, 2004 15:04 IST

Indian Airlines has proposed to acquire 43 aircraft comprising A319, A320 and A321 for replacement of the ageing fleet of A300 and B737-200, government informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Replying to a question, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said the aircraft were proposed to be acquired through outright purchase.

The financing for the acquisition of new aircraft would be arranged through external commercial borrowings and internal resources, he said

AAI: There are 126 airports managed by Airports Authority of India of which 38 are non-operational, Patel said.

Rivers: The government envisages a comprehensive review of the feasibility of linking the river of the country in a fully consultative manner, Minister of State for Water Resources Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav said.

PAN: As many as 3,31,52,859 Permanent Account Number cards have been issued in the country by the income tax department upto June 29 this year, Minister of State for Finance S S Palanimanickam said.

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