New Delhi: India is probably going so as to add almost 80 airports within the subsequent 4 to 5 years, the aviation regulator stated, including that aerodromes in the meantime want to satisfy sure necessities to start out the operation of flights.
Within the final eight years, the variety of airports within the nation elevated from 74 to 141, and as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation, this may develop as much as 220 within the subsequent 4 to 5 years.
The Civil Aviation Ministry has given ‘in-principle’ approval for organising of 21 Greenfield airports throughout the nation, together with Mopa in Goa; Navi Mumbai, Shirdi and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra; Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Hassan and Shivamogga in Karnataka; Dabra in Madhya Pradesh; Kushinagar and Noida (Jewar) in Uttar Pradesh; Dholera and Hirasar (Rajkot) in Gujarat; Karaikal in Puducherry; Dagadarthi (Nellore), Bhogapuram and Orvakal (Kurnool) in Andhra Pradesh; Durgapur in West Bengal; Pakyong in Sikkim; Kannur in Kerala; and Hollongi (Itanagar) in Arunachal Pradesh.
To this point, eight Greenfield airports — particularly Durgapur, Shirdi, Sindhudurg, Pakyong, Kannur, Kalaburagi, Orvakal and Kushinagar — have been operationalised.
As per the Aviation Ministry, within the monetary yr 2022-23, the Centre has granted website clearance to the Himachal Pradesh authorities for growth of a brand new Greenfield airport at Nagchala, Mandi. Moreover, 35 airports, helipads and water aerodromes are focused for growth throughout FY 2022-23 beneath RCS-UDAN.
An official stated that for security functions, an aerodrome wants to fulfill the specs concerning its administration methods, operational procedures, bodily traits, evaluation and remedy of obstacles, visible aids, rescue and fire-fighting companies, as per the DGCA CAR.