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Centre grants ‘In-Principle’ approval to 13 Greenfield Airport Projects

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Greenfield Airport ProjectsGovernment of India has granted site clearance to DMIDC (project proponent) for setting up of a Greenfield Airport for public use near Bhiwadi in Alwar district of Rajasthan. The government has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 13 projects: Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Sindhudurg and Shirdi in Maharashtra, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hassan and Shimoga in Karnataka, Kannur in Kerala, Dabra in Gwalior, Pakyong in Sikkim, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and Karaikal in Puducherry.

Government of India has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to Government of Uttar Pradesh for setting up of a Greenfield Airport at Kushinagar. A view on setting up of Greenfield Airport at Jewar will be taken after receiving a complete updated proposal from the Government of Uttar Pradesh . Government of Uttar Pradesh is responsible for further progress in the project as necessary action for approval from various departments, project development, including financing of the airport project has to be obtained by the respective airport promoter.

This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

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