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6 Greenfield Airports To Be Operational In Next Three YearsPosted :Friday 17th of March 2023 10:43:07 AM
The Government has said that Navi Mumbai, Vijayapura, Hassan, Noida (Jewar), Hirasar and Dholera Greenfield airports will be operational in next three years.
This information was given by the Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said this in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday. He said, the Government has accorded in-Principle approval for setting up of 21 new Greenfield Airports. These airports include Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Shirdi and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Hassan and Shivamogga in Karnataka, Dabra (Gwalior) in Madhya Pradesh, Kushinagar and Noida (Jewar) in Uttar Pradesh, Dholera SIR and Hirasar in Gujarat, Karaikal in Puducherry, Dagadarthi, Bhogapuram and Orvakal (Kurnool) in Andhra Pradesh and Durgapur in West Bengal. Mr. Scindia said, airports have emerged as a nucleus of economic activities and have multiplier effect on the economy of the State.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Dholera International Airport project in Gujarat in June 2022.
The new greenfield airport in Dholera is planned to be operational by 2025-26 and is estimated to cost around Rs 1,305 crore to be built.
The airport is expected to experience initial passenger traffic of 3 lakh passengers per annum, besides cargo traffic of an estimated 20,000 tonnes in its opening year alone.
These projections are likely to rise even further, with passenger and freight traffic estimates reaching 23 lakh and 2,73,000 tonnes, respectively, in a period of 20 years.