Small Airports, Rs 1 Lakh Crore Investment: Govt Mulls Ways To Boost Air Travel

To meet the rising demand, the government is looking at several ways to boost infrastructure in the Indian aviation sector. The government is looking at ways to build new airports, which include massive investment of around Rs 1 lakh crore and development of airports at small parcel of land.

Amid growing air traffic, government is facing issues with lesser availability of land for infrastructure projects like airports. To counter this problem, the aviation ministry is in consultation with expert in and outside India to find out ways for creating new airports with less availability of land.

“The ministry in consultation with experts within India and outside are finding out ways of creating new airports with less availability of land,” Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said.

Apart from intra-city helicopter services, the government also plans to invest around Rs 1 lakh crore for the development of airport infrastructure. However, Prabhu did not provide specific details on the proposal. Read More

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