Saturday, May 08, 2021

Government's target of 100 new airports is fast turning into a pipe dream

India started the 2021 summer schedule with 108 operational airports but the second coronavirus wave that has seen daily infections soar to record highs has pushed down the number even as efforts are on get more airports going.

In her budget speech of 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman set aside money for 100 additional airports by 2024. While there are 495 airstrips in the country, adding another 100 is now looking increasingly difficult.

But The target of 100 new airports looks like a pipe dream.  See why >>

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