AP plans four new airports

The aviation sector in the country is all set to touch the sky with about 400 new airports coming up, in addition to the 90 existing ones.

The civil aviation minister, Mr Praful Patel, who revealed this while inaugurating the ‘India Aviation-2010’ on Wednesday at Begumpet airport, said once the new airports are in place, the country can operate 3,000 flights as against the present 1,000 flights.

Meanwhile, the AP government has signed an agreement with the Airports Authority of India for upgrading airports at Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Warangal and Kadapa.

The Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, also disclosed his government’s plans to develop airports at Kurnool, Tadepalligudem, Nizamabad and other towns under public private partnership mode.

“We will provide fiscal and non-fiscal incentives including land, water and power supply to develop regional airports,” he said, while speaking at the international exhibition on civil aviation.(DC)

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