Indian govt gives approval for setting up 15 Greenfield airports

New Delhi/December 17
Indian government on Tuesday gave in principal approval for setting up 15 Greenfield airports across various states of the country.
Indian Minister of State for Civil Aviation KC Venugopal said that the centre government has granted in principle approval for the setting up Greenfield airports at Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Shirdi and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hasan and Shimoga in Karanataka, Kannur and Aranmula in Kerala, Durgapur in West Bengal, Dabra in Madhya Pradesh, Pakyong in Sikkim, Karaikal in Pudducherry and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.
“The government has a vision to establish low-cost small airports which may include existing airports also for providing connectivity to the tier-II and tier-III cities in the country including in the state of Jharkhand,” said Venugopal.
Venugopal further said that the Civil Aviation ministry is also contemplating to make Raipur Airport International which will include construction of new integrated terminal building complex including two aerobridges to cater 700 passengers (200 international + 500 domestic).

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