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Govt Plans To Construct 100 airports In 15 Years

Jayant Sinha, the minister of state for aviation stated that the government is planning to set up 100 airports in 15 years to improve connectivity

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In order to ease connectivity, India is planning to set up 100 airports. India plans to invest Rs 4 lakh Crore setting up the framework. Jayant Sinha, the minister of state for aviation said that the government is planning to complete the project in 15 years. Sinha said, “Airport planning in the past was such that an airport is saturated by the time its development work is completed. We will need to add about 100 new airports, as aviation in India grows.” The reports suggest that, out of 100, 70 airports will be built in places that do not have the facility.

100 smaller planes will be added to Indi-Go and SpiceJet to their existing fleet. Jayant Sinha feels that the plan of constructing 100 airports will be mainly driven by the private sector. The 100 airports will be constructed in cities having a potential.

The government is planning to consider various models to work with Indian states and speed up land acquisition, which has mired infrastructure projects. Sinha added by saying “Methods like land pooling or finding a way to make landowners shareholders in the airport project or JVs with states to expedite (projects) are a few of them.”

“A National Airports Commission should be established under the Aviation Ministry, with a responsibility for developing a long-term national airports master plan with a 20-30 year horizon, taking into account central and state economic plans and multi-modal transport connectivity,” a report stated.

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