India post issued a set of stamps featuring the journey of the Civil Aviation in India, starting from the first commercial flight to its ubiquitous presence across the country with airports having world class facilities.
Civil Aviation started in India when the French Pilot Monseigneur Piguet undertook the first commercial flight covering a distance of about 10 kms from Allahabad to Naini on February 18, 1911 for carrying mail. The Indian Civil Aviation industry has come a long way since then and has completed a successful journey of 100 years.
The first domestic air route between Karachi and Delhi was opened in December 1912 by Indian state Air Services in collaboration with UK based Imperial Airways. The aviation industry gathered momentum, in 1932 when J.R.D. Tata founded Tata Airlines which later became Air India.
Title: Civil Aviation
Date of Issue: 14 March 2012
Denominations: 2000p, 500p x 3