Press Information Bureau: December 03, 2021
Six Greenfield airports have become operational in the last three years. These include Kannur Airport in Kerala (2018), Pakyong Airport in Sikkim (2018), Kalaburagi Airport in Karnataka (2019), Kurnool Airport in Andhra Pradesh (2021), Sindhudurg Airport in Maliarashtra (2021) and Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh (2021).
Furthermore, five more are in construction. These include greenfield airports at Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, Mopa in Goa, Hirasar in Rajkot, Jewar(Noida) in Uttar Pradesh and Hollongi in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
In addition, 42 airports/airstrips have become operational in the last three years under the UdeDesh Ka AamNagrik” (UDAN) scheme of Government of India.
Government of India has granted “In Principle” approval for development of 13 greenfield airports at Mopa Airport (Goa), Navi Mumbai Airport (Maharashtra), Bijapur Airport, Hassan Airport & Shimoga Airport (Karnataka), Karaikal Airport (Puducherry), Dholera Airport and Ilirasar Airport (Gujarat), Dagadarthi Airport and Bhogapuram Airport (Andhra Pradesh), Jewar (Noida) Airport (Uttar Pradesh), Datia Airport (Madhya Pradesh) and Hollongi Airport in Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh). The concerned airport developer holds responsibility of implementation and sustainable development of airport projects including funding.
Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.