100 new Indian airports in 15 years
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.