Friday, December 15, 2006

Upgradation of airports in Chhattisgarh and Bihar

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation. Shri Praful Patel, today informed the Parliament of the details of the projects sanctioned for development of Civil Aviation in Chhattisgarh and Bihar during the last three years.
The details till date are as under:-
In Bihar, at Gaya airport, construction of electric sub-station and AC plant room has been completed at a cost of Rs. 95 lakhs, construction of a New Terminal Building and a New Fire Station is in the last stage of completion at a cost of Rs. 46.56 crores. Work relating to extension of existing apron and construction of isolation bay have also been taken up at a cost of Rs. 5.40 crores.
Airports Authority of India(AAI) has plans for strengthening and extension of runway to 3050 m for operation of B-777-200 class of aircraft, construction of technical block cum control tower, installation of Instrument Landing System and installation of Flight Information Display System at Gaya airport at a cost of Rs. 43.22 crores; operationalization of Muzaffarpur airport for ATR-72 type of aircraft operation at a cost of Rs. 15 crores; and construction of Fire Station (Cat-IV) and Emergency Medical Centre and installation of Flight Information Display System at Patna airport at a cost of Rs. 4.33 crores.
At Patna airport, work relating to acquisition of land for operational purpose, construction of boundary wall Dhobi Ghat Area at Runway 25, construction of shoulders, widening of turning pad and construction of perimeter road have already been completed at a cost of Rs. 11.30 crores. Works relating to construction of perimeter road from Fire Station to LLZ and resurfacing of unused runway on both end and cladding of column and vitrified titles flooring in city side canopy are in progress at a cost of Rs. 62 lakhs.
In Chhattisgarh, at Raipur airport, the extension of runway and allied works at a cost of Rs. 14.91 crores are in the last stage of completion.
AAI has plans for construction of New apron, link taxiway, New Technical Block, Fire Station and allied building at a cost of Rs. 17.09 crores.
14/12/06 Press Information Bureau (press release)

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