Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Civil Aviation Ministry prepares 100-day plan to be more transparent to stakeholders

Civil Aviation Ministry has prepared a hundred-day plan on the basis of which it will be answerable to the stakeholders transparently. Briefing media in New Delhi this afternoon, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, four airports will be upgraded and developed in Kushinagar, Dehradun, Agartala and Jewar in Greater Noida.

He said, the airport in Kushinagar will have the capacity for successful landing of Airbus 321 and Boeing 737 flights. He added that Kushinagar will become the focal point of Buddhist circuit.

The Minister said, a new terminal building will come up at Dehradun airport in Uttarakhand with the investment of 457 crore rupees. After this investment, the terminal building will be able to handle 1,800 passengers as opposed to the current 250 passengers.

The third airport will come up at Agartala in Tripura and 490 crore rupees will be invested. At present, it has a throughput of 500 passengers per hour. After this investment, the capacity will rise to 1,200 passengers per hour.

A fourth airport will come up at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Scindia said, this is an ambitious project not only for Uttar Pradesh, but also for the country.

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