Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Captain Amol Yadav, a pilot who built a six-seater aircraft on the terrace of his house in Mumbai. Amol Yadav faced difficulties in getting regulatory clearances from Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to process his 'Right to Fly' for the experimental project. He received flying clearance just last week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in to remove 'regulatory hurdles' in the project, the Prime Minister's Office said on Monday. The PMO also posted a picture of the single-engine aircraft developed by Yadav, who took 19 years in perfecting the construction.
"PM Modi is of the view that determined individuals like Captain Yadav embody the spirit and character of New India. When informed of the delays, concerned authorities were asked to take immediate action to ensure that all regulatory hurdles were removed," the PMO tweeted.
During a 'Make in India' event in Mumbai in February 2016, Yadav had showcased his idea for building a fully indigenous model of a small experimental aircraft. However, the project ran into a few delays, the PMO said in a series of tweets.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis helped Yadav to push his request for giving flying clearance to his home made aircraft to the Prime Minister, IANS reported quoting sources.
During the meeting, Captain Amol Yadav thanked the Prime Minister for his help in the matter.
-With inputs from Agencies