Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Govt to modernise metro, non-metro airports

New Delhi: Apart from Delhi and Mumbai, the Government is contemplating to modernise other metro airports and 35 non-metro airports in the country, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
The work on non-metro airports is proposed to be taken up and completed by 2010-11 at an estimated expenditure of Rs 4,662 crore, Minister of state for Civil Aviation Praful Patel said in a written reply.He said the Government has taken fresh initiatives to open up more airports in various cities.
Apart from the proposals for development of Greenfield airports at Hassan, Gulbarga and Gangtok, Airports Authority of India has taken initiatives during the last one year for operationalisation of the airports at Cooch Behar, Pantnagar, Akola, Gondia, Surat and Mysore on the demand of airlines.
14/03/06 Press Trust of India/Hindustan Times
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