100 new In­dian air­ports in 15 years

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & In India -

So as to sup­port in­creas­ing air con­nec­tiv­ity, the gov­ern­ment is plan­ning to es­tab­lish 100 new air­ports by in­vest­ing Rs 4 lakh crore. Min­is­ter of State for Avi­a­tion Jayant Sinha said that the gov­ern­ment is plan­ning to com­plete the project in 15 years. As Sinha said, “Air­port plan­ning in the past was such that an air­port is sat­u­rated by the time its de­vel­op­ment work is com­pleted. We will need to add about 100 new air­ports, as avi­a­tion in In­dia grows.” The re­ports sug­gest that, out of 100, 70 air­ports will be ‘green field’ to fa­cil­i­tate re­gional air op­er­a­tions. Some 100 tur­bo­prop re­gional air­lin­ers have been or­dered by IndiGo and SpiceJet adding to their ex­ist­ing fleets.

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