Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Deoghar airport to be developed in 603.8 acres

The Government of India plans to set up a new airport at Deoghar in Jharkhand in 603.8 acre land. It has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Jharkhand for the same, Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday in reply to a question from Parimal Nathwani.

The minister said that Jharkhand State Government has already started actions for acquisition of 603.8 acre land for setting up airport. He also said that there is a proposal of forming joint venture with the State Government. The government has received total 31 proposals from 15 states for development, expansion and upgradation of airports. The minister’s statement also noted that the development of airport is subject to availability of land by the State Government free of cost and free of all encumbrances, traffic demand and budgetary support.

Nathwani has asked for the information about the number of metropolitan and non-metropolitan airports in the country which are functional, proposal for modernization of all metropolitan and non-metropolitan airports under the Public Private Partnership mode, number of requests received from various States for modernizing/upgrading airports and helipads and steps being taken by Government to upgrade various airports.
23/11/16 The Pioneer