To find a suitable land for international airport in Agra the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department on November 20 has hired consultants. The Department has approved a consortium of experts comprising RITES and KPMG Advisory Services for the purpose and a letter of intent has been issued to the companies.
The Department’s Director General Manoj Kumar Singh said that the State government would be handing over consultants the details of what exactly the State government is looking forward to. The Department would share the preliminary reports with the consultants and tell them about the challenges and possible solutions as well, he added.
He added that the firms were yet to send the acknowledgement of acceptance of the consultancy contract within a week of receiving the letter of intent. The international airport in Agra-Mathura circuit will cater to the needs of tourists visiting these two cities.
Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had mooted the idea of an international airport during his visit to the two cities recently.