Civil Aviation Ministry asks airports to make announcements in local language

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Ministry, headed by Suresh Prabhu, directed all airports to make announcements in local language on Wednesday evening. Previously, the announcements were only made in English and Hindi.

Ministry officials said that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued a directive to all aerodromes. They have also sent out a communication to private airport operators regarding public announcements to be made in the local language.

Mr. Prabhu has directed the AAI to take steps to make that all announcements on public address system at all the airports in the country should be in local language followed by Hindi and English, officials said.

The Minister’s decision came after representations from certain quarters pointed out that public announcements at airports should also be made in the local language, officials added.

There are more than 100 operational airports in India.

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