Friday, February 16, 2018

Airports Authority of India to Invest Rs 15,000 Crore on Airport Terminals in FY19

Panaji: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will invest Rs 15,000 crore in financial year 2018-19 to expand the existing terminal buildings and construct new ones. AAI chairman Guruprasad Mahapatra said the authority has decided to have additional facilities at all the terminal buildings across the country.

"All our terminal buildings will have additional facilities. For the financial year 2018-19, terminal building projects worth Rs 15,000 crore would be launched," he told reporters at the launch of the airport operator's control centre at Dabolim airport.
"AAI plans to build 15 new terminal buildings in FY19," he added. Mahapatra informed that the construction of new airport at Pakyong in Sikkim has been completed at a cost of Rs 650 crore, along with Tezu airport in Arunachal Pradesh.
"Both the airports will be operational soon," he said. Elaborating on the status of new airports across the country, Mahapatra said Jharsuguda airport in western Odisha has been completed at a cost Rs 200 crore and would be inaugurated in April, the foundation stone for the Navi Mumbai airport would be laid soon, while another airport at Jewar in Greater Noida is in the planning stage.
The work on a greenfield airport at Mopa in Goa is going on, while a similar airport is being planned in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, he said. "We are seriously following up with West Bengal and Tamil Nadu for a second airport in Kolkata and Chennai," he said.
16/02/18 PTI/News18