Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is laying great emphasis on promoting infrastructure in the country. Under this, the government is also developing 21 greenfield airports. These airports will connect every corner of the country by air. Read this news…
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Modi government (Modi Govt.) Where the focus is on building new highways and expressways. On the other hand, it is constantly focusing on boosting railway and air connectivity as well. Under this, 21 greenfield airports in the country (Greenfield Airport) is being developed. These airports will connect every corner of the country by air from Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh to Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, Pakyong in Sikkim to Alwar in Rajasthan.
Greenfield airports are airports that are developed from scratch. That is, before the construction of these airports at these places, no other airport ever existed. India established a greenfield airport in the year 2008 to enhance air connectivity in the country. (GFA) The policy was prepared.
11 out of 21 airports have become operational
Out of 21 greenfield airports being built in the country, 11 have been made operational. These airports are Durgapur, Shirdi, Kannur, Pakyong, Kalaburagi, Oravakal (Kurnool), Sindhudurg, Kushinagar, Itanagar, Mopa and Shivamogga.
Under the Greenfield airport policy, the state government that wants to set up a new airport, or the airport developer has to send a proposal to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. This is followed by a two-stage ‘site clearance’ and ‘in-principle’ permission for its installation.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (retd) gave this information in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
Will be connected by air from Bihar to Karnataka
Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Shirdi and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Hassan and Shivamogga in Karnataka, Dabra (Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh), Kushinagar and Noida (Jewar) in Uttar Pradesh, Dholera in Gujarat and Hirasar, Karaikal in Puducherry, Dagdarthi, Bhogpuram and Oravakal (Kurnool) in Andhra Pradesh, Durgapur in West Bengal, Pakyong in Sikkim, Kannur in Kerala and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Government of India has also given the first phase approval ie site clearance for the construction of three greenfield airports namely Alwar in Rajasthan, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.