Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Govt likely to upgrade Dabolim airport by `08

Mumbai/Panaji: Goa's Dabolim international airport, located in the port town of Vasco, about 30 km from the capital city here, is expected to join the league of modern airports.
The government is planning to upgrade the airport with state-of-the-art facilities by 2008.
Highly placed sources told Business Standard that the government was in the process of acquiring nine acres of land from the Navy for the purpose.
According to the plan, the runway would be expanded and a parking space for around five aircrafts would be constructed in order to ease the congestion. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will expand the building, which will have an international standard state-of-the-art facility. This is expected to be completed by 2008.
Besides escalators, seven aero bridges are being planned.
26/12/06 Business Standard