Jeddah Post
Business

India to build 220 airports, heliports, and water aerodromes in five years

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has planned to build and operationalize 220 airports, heliports, and water aerodromes over the next five years. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia informed that till 2014, there were 74 airports operating in the country, and at present, there are 141. It nearly doubles the number developed by the Congress government over the past several decades, illustrating their inefficiency.

India to build 220 airports, heliports, and water aerodromes in five yearsAccording to him, increasing airport capacity is a continuous process and is undertaken by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the concerned private operators from time to time depending on the availability of land, the commercial viability, socio-economic considerations, and the volume of traffic at the airport. Additionally, Mr. Scindia informed that there are now 686 aircraft in the fleet, which was 410 prior to 2014. According to him, the aircraft fleet is expected to grow between 10 and 12 percent over the next few years.

Related posts

Bahrain to welcome Saudis as King Fahd Causeway re-opens

Admin

Russian oil is capped at $60 per barrel by the European Union

Editor

Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022 to bring together global financial leaders

Editor