Jammu Airport expansion plan yet to take off
New Delhi, May 9: The modification plan of terminal building at Jammu airport is still stuck at the tendering stage, while its runway expansion is trapped in the planning stage.
The airstrip is among the 35 non-metro aerodromes belonging to the Airports Authority of India that were recommended by a task force constituted by the government.
Stating this, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today told the Lok Sabha that the work on expansion and modernization of Srinagar Airport was complete in April 2009 at a cost of Rs 101.33 crore.
“Similarly, the work on expansion of its apron (phase II) had also been completed in March 2011 at a cost of Rs 28 crore,” the minister said.
In addition, the work on construction of new terminal building was also completed way back in April 2008 at a cost of Rs 77.44 crore, while extension and strengthening of runway and allied works were completed in May 2009 at a cost of Rs 44.31 crore.
The task force was constituted by the Committee on Infrastructure for studying the requirement for expansion and upgradation of the airport infrastructure in the country.
The task force had identified 35 non-metro airports for expansion while taking into account factors such as potential for traffic, tourism potential, non-aeronautical revenues enhancement by exploitation of surplus land and connectivity with state capitals.
Besides these 35 airports, work has also been undertaken for expansion of air/terminal side infrastructure at 27 additional non metro airports.
The Minister said the modernization work of Bhopal and Indore airports has already been completed.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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