Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In-principle approval for development of international airports

                  Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Lok Sabha  that the Government has accorded site clearance for the Greenfield international airport project at Dholera at Ahmedabad in Gujarat being developed by the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board in 2014. 
                   Taj International Greenfield airport project proposed at Hirangoan, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh is presently under the preliminary scrutiny of the Government. 


AAI has recently upgraded Bhopal, Indore and Raipur airports to international standards and the Government has initiated the process of declaring these airports as international airports.  Further, the Government of India has granted in-principle approval for development of the Greenfield airport projects as international airports with estimated project costs (approx.) as under:
State                 Airport                  Rs. in Crore)
Goa                  Mopa                               3000
Kerala               Kannur                           1800
Maharashtra      Navi Mumbai                14500
Maharashtra      Shirdi                             300
Uttar Pradesh    Kushinagar                    355

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