Thursday, June 15, 2017

Green panel nod for Rs 2600-cr GMR Hyd airport expansion plan

Hyderabad: The Expert Appraisal Committee under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has accorded permission for GMR Group's proposal for the Rs 2,629 crore expansion plan of Rajiv Gandhi international airport here.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) which manages the airport is in the process of expanding the current design capacity from the existing 12 million passengers per annum to 25 million passengers per annum.
The airport handled over 15 million including over three million international passengers last year.
"After detailed deliberations, the EAC recommended the project for environmental clearance and stipulated specific conditions along with other environmental conditions while considering for accord of environmental clearance (for airport expansion programme)," the EAC said in the minutes of the meeting held last month.
15/06/17 PTI/Times of India