AAI to commission Kishengarh airport in Rajasthan

Airports Authority of India is set to inaugurated Kishengarh airport in August 2017. The airport located about 100-kilometers from Jaipur, the airport will cater not just to Kishangarh, but also to Ajmer and Pushkar, the nearby cities that see a massive footfall of tourists who visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah and the annual Pushkar fair. The nearest marble market will also attract traffic. Licensing work is underway

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Gujarat to get new Rajkot greenfield airport

Civil Aviation department of Gujarat is planning to develop a greenfield airport in Rajkot of Gujarat. The proposed airport will have a single runway of 4,500 mtr in length and 1,500-750 mtr in width. It will have facilities like single runway for operation for C category aircraft, two parallel tracks for taxi trucks, passenger terminal building, cargo terminal building, six lane approach road and other miscellaneous facilities. The project will spread over 1,025.5 ha of land. The project cost is estimated at Rs. 12000 million. The company will source 5.5 MW of electricity from Gujarat Electricity Board.

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Kerala government provides in-principle clearance for Sabarimala airport

Kerala cabinet has given an in-principle approval to develop a greenfield airport at Sabarimala near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The proposed new airport will reduce traffic congestion during the festival season at Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala between November and January. The state government has asked Kerala State Industrial Development Corp (KSIDC) to conduct a study on the airport project. It may be noted, in November 2016, the union government agreed to issue a no objection certificate (NOC) for an airstrip near Sabarimala.

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MoCA gives in-principle approval for 18 greenfield airports

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has given in-principle approval to develop the following 18 greenfield airports. The approval to construct the greenfield airports was granted to Pakyong in Sikkim; Mopa in Goa; Navi Mumbai, Sindhudurg and Shirdi in Maharashtra; Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hasan and Shimoga in Karnataka; Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh; Kannur in Kerala; Dholera in Gujarat; Durgapur in West Bengal; Dagadarthi (Nellore), Bhogapuram (Vizianagram) and Oravakallu (Kurnool) in Andhra Pradesh; and Gwalior and Karaikal in Madhya Pradesh.

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Maharashtra to develop new greenfield Purandar airport

Maharashtra Government is planning to develop a greenfield airport in Purandar near Pune in the state. The new airport will spread over 2,400 hectare, the airport will be constructed by the Airports Authority of India. The airport is located in proximity with national highways of NH-4 and NH-17. It will also connects a special ring-road with major industrial establishments from Hadapsar. The proposed airport will have two airstrips, each with a length of 4 km. It will handle cargo along with passenger traffic

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Union Government announces new policy measure in airports development

Union Government has announced reform measures in aviation policy which will result in standardisation of tariff mechanism. This move is expected to improve cash accruals for existing greenfield airports besides attracting investments for the future projects under the PPP mode. There are broadly three approaches in regulatory till methodology (to calculate charges at airports) -- single till, dual till and hybrid till. In the hybrid model, the charges are calculated by taking all the aeronautical and 30 per cent of the non-aeronautical revenue into account. The shift from single to hybrid till is expected to improve cash accruals in the range of 16-19 per cent, depending on the share of non-aeronautical revenues to total operating income. Currently, there are five major airports -- DELHI,

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Government of Andhra Pradesh plans four new airports

The new government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to develop 4 airports to become one of the top maritime business destinations in the country, The four new greenfield ports at Durgarajapatnam, Narsapruam, Bhavanapadu and Antarvedi. It is also planning to improve the linking of hinterlands to the sea ports to explore new investment opportunities.

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Maharashtra Government sanctions funds for Shirdi Airport

Maharashtra Government is developing the Shirdi airport and the state cabinet has sanctioned Rs. 100 crore to fund the ongoing development work of Shirdi airport. MADC (Maharashtra Airport Development Corp) is implementing airport development , and the project involves extension of the length of the runway from 2,200 m to 3,200 m and development of new terminal. It is expected that at least six-to-eight charter flights are expected to operate at the airport daily. The airport is likely to go operational by 2017-18.

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AAI to decongest air-traffic through C-AFTM

Airports Authority of India is in a process of putting in place a mechanism to control air traffic congestion at domestic airports. The new system is expected to be in place by March 2016 and it has initiated a process for installation of Central Air Traffic Flow Management (C-AFTM) in India. The supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the first phase of the project has been awarded with a total estimated cost of Rs 107 crore.

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Telangana Government to develop Kothagudem airport

Telangana Government has set up process in motion for development of greenfield airport in Kothagudem. The state government has accepted the feasibility study done by RITES and has asked it proceed to further stages. The Government has identified land to an extent of 1,600 acres at Punukuduchelka village in Kothagudem mandal, which is 240 km (aerial distance) from Shamshabad airport. The airport will provide a boost to tourism Sree Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple at Bhadrachalam and Parnasala attract a lot of tourists and devotees. Presence of major industries in Palvancha, Kothagudem, Manuguru and Aswapuram are expected to generate air traffic

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