AAI, being the extended arm of the government, is geared-up to address the huge traffic growth that the country is witnessing. As per the forecasts, the growth is expected to continue in the future.
The Steering Committee on Greenfield airports headed by Secretary, Civil Aviation has considered four new airport projects. The Committee recommended Â‘in-principleÂ’ approval to three projects in Andhra Pradesh, viz., Bhogapuram, Dagadarthi (Nellore) and Orvakallu (Kurnool).
The Government of India has granted 'in principle' approval for setting up of 15 greenfield airports across the country out of which, physical work at 6 airports namely, Gulbarga, Hassan, Shimoga in Karnataka, Durgapur in West Bengal, Pakyong in Sikkim and Shirdi in Maharashtra, has already commenced, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, KC Venugopal told the Lok Sabha last week. Construction at various airports in the country including Aranmula airport project has not stopped, he added.