29 May 2012

Construction of New Airports

Shri Ajit Singh, the Minister of Civil Aviation informed Lok Sabha today in a written reply that Government of India has received proposals for setting up of Greenfield Airports at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh; Greater Noida/Jewar in Uttar Pradesh; Dholera region and Dwaraka in Gujarat; Machhiwara near Ludhiana in Punjab; Ongle, Prakasham district in Andhra Pradesh; Aranmula-Pathamathitta district in Kerala; Solapur and Bolera in Maharashtra; Rohtak in Haryana; Alwar in Rajasthan; Bellari in Karnataka; Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and Rumari village in Assam which are at the different stages of examination in accordance with the Policy for Greenfield Airports. 

The Minister further informed that keeping in view the enormous growth in air passengers and to encourage infusion of great investment in airport sector preferably through Public Private Partnership (PPP), Government had pronounced a Policy for Greenfield Airports in April, 2008. Involvement of participation of private players depends on the commercial decision of individual airport promoter and many other factors. 

As per the Policy, the promoter seeking to develop the airport has to submit the proposal to the Government for consideration by the Steering Committee. Application for setting up of Greenfield Airport are considered by the Steering Committee/competent authority for grant of ‘in primciple’ approval, after they have completed all necessary formalities of obtaining pre-feasibility study report, site clearance, clearances from regulatory atencies, etc, the Minister said in his reply. 

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