Friday, December 08, 2017

Expansion of Patna Airport to Begin in April 2018

Patna: After years of talk of shifting the current Patna Airport to another site in order to accommodate the growing number of air traffic both in and out of the state capital, it appears the officials have given up on the idea and instead embracing the expansion of the existing one as Airports Authority of India announced its decision to build a new terminal at the Jaya Prakash Narayan International Airport at the cost of Rs. 800 crores.
The new terminal building will be geared to handle over four million passengers a year as opposed to its current capacity of little over half a million a year, officials said.

The expansion is expected to begin in April 2018.
Airport officials, however, said that construction on a new terminal at the Bihta Airport was also in the pipeline and work on it would begin from September 2018.
08/12/17 Patna Daily

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