Monday, August 13, 2018

Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur airport set for boost! AAI to invest Rs 413 crore for expansion, upgradation

Mumbai: The Airports Authority of India will invest Rs 413 crore in the upgradation and expansion of the Jabalpur airport in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.

The upgradation work include construction work of new domestic passenger terminal building with enhanced peak hour handing capacity of 500 passengers from existing 150 passengers besides extension of runway length to 2,750 metres from the current 1,988 metres, the AAI said in a release.

The Jabalpur airport will be developed at a total cost of Rs 413 crore, for which the foundation stone was laid by Union civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu along with his junior colleague, Jayant Sinha, and a host of other dignitaries, it added. An extended runway will make the airport suitable for A-320 type of aircraft operations, according to the release.
13/08/18 PTI/Financial Express
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