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Thursday, 08 December 2022 10.38 PM IST

72 airports in country when Modi came to power in 2014, 141 today, 220 airports aimed in five years

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NEW DELHI: India is passing through days of development boom and an increase in the number of airports in the country is a proof of it. The central government is encouraging to build new airports and promote domestic air travel.

In the last eight years, around 70 new airports have been opened in the country, which is a very promising development.

There were around 72 airports in India in 2014. However, when the central government took special interest, the number of airports was increased to 141 in just eight years. In the next four to five years, about eighty new airports will be fully equipped in the country. With this, the total number of airports in the country will reach 220. The Centre is now focusing on building greenfield airports across the country.

21 Greenfield Airports
The construction of greenfield airports in different parts of the country is progressing fastly. Some airports are already completed and operational. Eight greenfield airports namely Kannur, Durgapur, Shirdi, Sindhudurg, Pakyong, Kalaburagi, Orvakal and Kushinagar are operational.

As many as 35 airports, helipads and water aerodromes will be developed this financial year under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Uday Desh Ka Aam Nagrik). Airports are licensed by the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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