Measures Taken to Expand Airports

IAS Prelims 2023

Expansion and development of airports including airports in metro cities is a continuous process and is undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) or the concerned airport operator from time to time depending upon commercial viability, traffic demand, availability of land etc. Issues of land availability for expansion and development of airports are regularly taken up with the concerned stakeholders including State Governments. Based on the demand, the concerned airport operators at Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports have undertaken following expansion works:





Expansion of Terminals 1 and 3, construction of 4th runway



Reconstruction of integrated terminal building and allied works



Construction of Technical Block/ATC Tower, construction of Hangars and air side capacity enhancement



Construction of Terminal 2


Expansion of passenger terminal building and air side infrastructure


This information was given by General (Retd.) Dr.V.K. Singh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation in a written reply to Shri K.J. Alphonsin Rajya Sabha today.




    Source PIB