Lucknow, Chennai, Guwahati airports to get new terminals

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New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the upgradation and expansion of Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Prasad said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the upgradation of these airports with funds from a Rs 21,000 crore corpus created for various airports in the country.

“A sum of Rs 2,467 crore has been approved for the upgradation of Chennai airport with a new terminal building that will incorporate green building features with an aim to achieve the ‘GRIHA 4 Star’ rating,” he said here.

“For the construction of new terminal buildings at Guwahati and Lucknow airports the sums approved are Rs 1,383 crore and Rs 1,232 crore, respectively,” he added.

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The Airports Authority of India is currently implementing plans for creating additional capacity at other airports — Agartala, Patna, Srinagar, Pune, Trichy, Vijayawada, Port Blair, Jaipur, Mangalore, Dehradun, Jabalpur, Kolhapur, Goa, Rupsi, Leh, Calicut and Imphal with capital expenditure of Rs 20,178 crore in the next four-five years.

–IANS

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