Thursday, January 20, 2022

26 acre land to AAI for airport expansion: DM

Patna: Patna DM Chandrashekhar Singh on Wednesday inspected the Patna airport and issued instructions for transfer of additional land to Airports Authority of India (AAI) within 15 days for further expansion of the airport.

According to sources, around 26 acre land is proposed to be transferred to the AAI for various facilities at the airport, including a parallel taxi track and expansion of parking bay.

The DM was accompanied by Patna airport director Bhupesh CH Negi and other officials from other departments and AAI. “A total of 26 acres of land is required for construction of a parallel taxi track at the airport. Out of the 26 acres, 21 acres belong to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), 3.8 acres to transport department and remaining land is of animal husbandry department,” the DM told TOI.

He said the aircraft parking area at the airport is also proposed to be expanded. “As of now, only six aircraft can be parked at the airport,” he said. “The required land will be transferred to AAI within 15 days, so that they can commence construction works,” the DM said.

20/01/22 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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