Government approves for setting up 13 airports

The central government on Wednesday said that it has granted ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up 13 greenfield airports across the country.

According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma, the government has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 13 sites.

Government 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.

On the setting up of a greenfield airport near Bhiwadi in Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sharma said: “Government has granted site clearance to Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) for setting up of a greenfield airport near Bhiwadi.”

The minister furthered the upper house of parliament that a view on setting up a greenfield airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh will be taken after receiving a complete updated proposal from the state government.

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.

“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,” the minister said.

However, the minister added that ‘in-principle’ approval has been granted to the Uttar Pradesh government for setting up a greenfield airport at Kushinagar.

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