Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Decks cleared for Agra airport

Lucknow: Decks have been cleared for an international airport at Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, it was officially disclosed in Lucknow.
"In principle, the union government has accepted our proposal for an international airport at Agra," Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Kaukab Hameed said. "A team of experts is shortly being sent from New Delhi to prepare a techno-feasibility report," he added.
"A large chunk of 1,700 acres of land has already been earmarked on the Agra-Mathura road for the international airport; we hope to commence work on it by the end of December," he said.
The proposed airport is expected to be built with joint participation of the public and private sector. "Leading private players have already evinced great interest in the project," he said.
17/10/06 IANS/Hindustan Times
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