Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Govt to shine Delhi airport

New Delhi: Government is planning a new look for the Indira Gandhi International Airport before the commonwealth games in 2010, the Rajya Sabha was informed.
As per the modernisation plan, the Joint Venture Company (JVC) is required to expand the airside capacity by adding a parallel runway with adequate taxiways for entry/exit, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel said in a written reply.
The joint venture, he said is also required to construct a new passenger terminal to cater to both domestic and international passengers and provide adequate parking space in addition to improving the access roads to the airport.
Replying to another question, Patel said there was no proposal to have an airport in Haryana close to Delhi. He said the Airports Authority of India has not received any such proposal from the Reliance Group.
22/08/06 PTI/Financial Express
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