The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is getting Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey conducted through Airports Council International (ACI), a global body of airport operators at 17 airports where traffic volume is 1.5 million passengers per annum or more. The ACI-ASQ Survey are conducted at Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Patna, Pune, Srinagar, Trivandrum, Visakhapatnam airports. This survey is conducted on quarterly basis at these airports for departing passengers. In the remaining operational airports, Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) is being conducted through an Independent Agency appointed by AAI. 34 parameters are covered under these surveys to bring out the need and requirements of the passengers.
The projects and the funds provided for their implementation is aimed at introduction of the latest art of technology in Air Navigation Services (ANS) and Air Traffic Services (ATS) at various airports so as to improve the overall performance of air services in the country are-
(i) Central Air Traffic Flow Management system (Rs.107 crore approx.),
(ii) Automatic Dependent system-B Project (Rs.12 crore approx.),
(iii) Networking of Radars (Rs.10 crore approx.),GPS aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) (Rs.29 crore approx.),
(iv) Ground Based Augmentation System (Rs.10 crore approx.),
(v) Enhancement of Navigational Aid Infrastructure (Rs.59 crore approx.),
(vi) Enhancement of Surveillance Infrastructure (Rs.200 crore approx.),
(vii) Advance Surface Movement and Guidance Control System (ASMGCS) (Rs.75 crore approx.),
(viii) Introduction of IP based Voice Communication system at Kolkata and Delhi Airport (Rs.25 crore approx.),
(ix) Air Traffic Control Automation System at Kolkata and Delhi Airport (Rs.100 crore approx.).
This information was given by the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.