Friday, November 25, 2016

Construction and Up-gradation of Airports Approved

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted 'in-principle' approval for setting up of 18 Greenfield Airports, namely, Pakyong in Sikkim, Navi Mumbai, Sindhudurg and Shirdi in Maharashtra, Mopa in Goa, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hasan and Shimoga in Karnataka, Kannur in Kerala, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, Dholera in Gujarat, Dagadarthi (Nellore), Bhogapuram (Vizianagram) and Oravakallu (Kurnool) in Andhra Pradesh, Durgapur in West Bengal, Gwalior and Karaikal in Madhya Pradesh. Up-gradation and modernisation of existing airports is a continuous process which is undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) from time to time depending upon various factors such as land availability, traffic demand, operational requirements, demand from airlines, etc.

During the years 2014 to 2016, MoCA has received following proposals for setting up of Greenfield Airports: Ankleshwar in Gujarat, Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, Dagadarthi (Nellore), Bhogapuram (Vizianagram), Tadepalligudem (West Godavari), Oravakallu (Kurnool) and Kuppam (Chittoor) in Andhra Pradesh, Chingleput near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Gwalior and Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, Hisar in Haryana, Kothagudem (Khammam) in Telangana, Noida International Airport near Jewar and Saifai (Etawah) in Uttar Pradesh. Out of the above proposals, Government of India has granted 'in-principle' approval to the projects at Bhogapuram, Tadepalligudem and Oravakallu in Andhra Pradesh and 'site-clearance' to Government of Rajasthan for setting up of airport at Bhiwadi and Govt. of Telangana for setting up of airport at Kothagudem.
24/11/16 Business Standard

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