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Union government approves setting up of 13 greenfield airports

New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday announced that it has granted ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up 13 greenfield airports across the country.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma, said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha that the government has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 13 projects.

The government has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 13 projects: Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Sindhudurg and Shirdi in Maharashtra, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hassan and Shimoga in Karnataka, Kannur in Kerala, Debra in Gwalior, Pakyong in Sikkim, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and Karaikal in Pucherry,

While talking about the establishment of a greenfield airport near Bhiwadi in Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sharma said: “Government has granted site clearance to Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) for setting up of a greenfield airport near Bhiwadi.

The Minister further informed the upper house of parliament that a view on setting up a greenfield airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh will be taken after receiving a completely updated proposal from the state government.

Government of Uttar Pradesh is responsible for further progress in the project as the necessary action for approval from various departments, project development, including financing of the airport project has to be obtained by the respective airport promoter,

However, the minister added that ‘in-principle’ approval has been granted to the Uttar Pradesh government for setting up a greenfield airport at Kushinagar.

(Inputs from IANS)

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