PM nod for greenfield airport in Tamil Nadu

Published: 29th June 2013 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2013 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

Southern states are likely to see enhanced airport infrastructure with Kannur, Sriperumbudur and Bellary set to get greenfield airports.

In a bid to boost the airport infrastructure in the country, the Airports Authority of India would set up 50 new low-cost small airports, two new international airports and eight greenfield airports in the country.

The target was set during a meeting held by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday to finalise infrastructure objectives for the Financial Year 2013-14.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and other ministers attended the meeting.

The two new international airports are expected to come up at Bhubaneswar and Imphal, while the eight greenfield airports will be awarded in PPP mode to Navi Mumbai, Juhu, Goa, Kannur, Pune (Rajguru Nagar Chakan), Sriperumbudur, Bellary and Raigarh. 


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