Airports

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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    Trivandrum International Airport

    Trivandrum Airport plans to tap solar energy and has invited bids for 450KW grid connected solar roof top power plant. The work is likely to be completed in 5 months

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    Vijayawada Airport

    In May 2017, the Union Cabinet has given approval the declaration of Vijayawada Airport as an international airport. The decision is in accordance with provisions of the Andhra

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    Visakapatinam International Airport

    Visakhapatnam Airport lies on the eastern coast of Andhra Pradesh. After the bifurcation of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, Vizag Airport is the only international airport in the stat