Friday, August 25, 2006

Many schemes for development of Punjab Airports

New Delhi: The Government had a number of schemes for development of airports in Punjab. This information was given to the Parliament by Shri Praful Patel, Minister for Civil Aviation in the Lok Sabha today.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken up development of Amritsar International airport in phased manner. At this airport, the works of construction of new Integrated Terminal Building, construction of New Fire Station, Cargo complex, car park, runway extension works and cargo apron etc. have been completed, approximately at a cost of Rs. 85 crores. There are plans for construction of module-II of Integrated Terminal Building, additional car parking, expansion of apron, extension of runway etc. at a cost of approximately Rs. 105 crores.
There is also a proposal of State Government of Punjab to establish an International Civil Air Terminal at Halwara Defence airfield in co-ordination with the Ministry of Defence.
24/08/06 Press Information Bureau (press release), India
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