Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Greenfield Sikkim airport @ Rs. 320 crores

Delhi: The Government is committed to create a network of world-class airports in the country with a view to establishing India as a global aviation hub. Measures have been taken to augment capacity as a result of which additional capacity to handle 601.05 lakh passengers per annum on the domestic sector and 301.80 lakh passengers per annum on international sector is under construction and is likely to be commissioned within the next two – three years. This information was given by Shri Praful Patel in a written reply to a question.
The Government has undertaken a number of major projects in pursuance of the above objective; to develop, expand, modernize the airports which include
Greenfield airport at Pakyong, Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs. 320 crores has been approved.