Friday, July 28, 2006

Development of 35 airports to be completed by 2011

New Delhi: The development of the 35 non-metro airports across the country is likely to be completed by the year 2010-11. This information was given to the Parliament by Shri Praful Patel, Minister for Civil Aviation in the Lok Sabha today.
The Committee on infrastructure has approved that:- (i) Development of all the 35 non-metro airports may be taken up (ii) For some major airports, wholly on subsidiaries of Airports Authority of India (AAI) may be considered.
(iii) Whereas the airside development of airports could be taken up by AAI, the city side development could be taken up to Public Private Participation (PPP).(iv) Development of airports in the NE region must be taken up by the AAI on a priority basis.
These airports are located at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Guwahati, Jaipur, Udaipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow, Goa, Madurai, Mangalore, Agatti, Aurangabad, Khajuraho, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhopal, Indore, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam, Trichi, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Patna, Port Blair, Varanasi, Agartala, Dehradun, Imphal, Ranchi, Raipur, Agra, Chandigarh, Dimapur, Jammu & Pune.
27/07/06 Press Information Bureau (press release)
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