AAI And Other Airport Developers Have Targeted Capital Outlay Of Rs. 98000 Crore In The Sector In Next Five Years

This is for expansion and modernising of existing terminals, new terminals and strengthening of runways

Upgradation/Modernisation of airports is a continuous process and is undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) and other Airport Developers from time to time depending on the availability of land, commercial viability, socio-economic considerations, traffic demand / willingness of airlines to operate to/from such airports. AAI and other Airport Developers have targeted capital outlay of approximately Rs. 98000 crore in airport sector in the next five years for expansion and modernising of existing terminals, new terminals and strengthening of runways, among other activities. Out of this, Rs. 60000 crore (approx.) has been allocated for development of existing airports and Rs. 38000 crore (approx.) has been allocated for establishment of new Greenfield airports.

Government of India (GoI) has accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval for setting up of 21 new Greenfield Airports and the total estimated project cost of these 21 Greenfield airport projects is more than Rs. 45,000 crore.

Out of these, 11 Greenfield airports viz. Durgapur, Shirdi, Kannur, Pakyong, Kalaburagi, Orvakal (Kurnool), Sindhudurg, Kushinagar, Itanagar, Mopa and Shivamogga have been operationalised.

PPP Airport Operators namely Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Trivandrum have undertaken upgradation/ renovation works at respective airports at a CAPEX of more than Rs. 35,000 crore.

The list of major upgradation projects undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) is at Annexure.

The timelines for construction/ upgradation of airports depend upon various factors such as land acquisition, mandatory clearances, removal of obstacles, financial closure etc. by the respective airport developers. The nation-wide lockdown and other impacts of covid-19 pandemic e.g. demobilisation of manpower, discontinuation of supply chain etc. and unprecedented adverse weather conditions have been the main attributing factors for delaying the upgradation projects undertaken by AAI.

The responsibility of implementation of airport projects including funding of the projects rests with the concerned airport developer including the respective State Government (in case the State Government is the project proponent).

Major Ongoing Projects (Costing more than ₹ 150 Cr.)    
SNAirportName of the ProjectApproved Cost
(₹ in Cr.)
1PatnaConstruction of New Domestic Terminal Building and other structures (Phase I and II) at Patna Airport.1216.90    
2Port BlairConstruction of NITB and allied works at Port Blair airport707.73    
3KolkataConstruction Of ATC Tower And Technical Block At Nscbi Airport, Kolkata458.00    
4KolkataAirside Capacity Enhancement at NSCBI Airport, Kolkata389.71    
Construction of New Green Field Airport at Hollongi, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh645.63    
6ImphalConstruction of New Integrated Terminal Building, Control Tower Cum Technical Block, Apron, Link Taxiway and Associated works at Imphal Interntional Airport, Imphal499.00    
7GwaliorExpansion of Civil Enclave at Gwalior Airport446.12    
8LehConstruction of  New Terminal Building at Leh Airport480.33    
9DehradunConstruction of Domestic Passenger Terminal Building at Dehradun Airport456.86    
10D.Block (Safdarjung Airport)Construction of Combined Operational Offices for DGCA, BCAS, AAIB, AERA & AAI at Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.351.20    
11AyodhyaDevelopment of Ayodhya Airport.242.14    
12ChennaiModernization of Chennai Airport Phase.II2467.00    
13TrichyUpgradation of passenger Terminal Building and Air side facilities at Tiruchirappalli International Airport.951.28    
14VijayawadaConstruction of NITB including associated works at Vijayawada Airport.611.80    
15TuticorinDevelopment of Tuticorin Airport380.81    
16ChennaiModification of Strom Water Drains in Operatinal Area at Chennai Airport209.01    
17HyderabadConstruction of Civil Aviation Research Organisation (Phase-I) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad353.61    
18SuratDevelopment of Surat Airport353.25    
19PuneConstruction of NITB, re.construction of old terminal bldg., modification of existing expanded terminal building at  civil enclave Pune475.39    
20HirasarConstruction of Greenfield Airport Hirasar, Rajkot1405.00    
21JabalpurUpgradation of Jabalpur Airport to make it suitable for operation of AB- 320 type of aircraft.412.24    
22KolhapurExtension of Runway With Blast Pad, RESA, Taxiway, Apron, GSE Area, Isolation Bay, New Domestic Terminal Building And Miscellaneous Works At Kolhapur Airprt.255.68    
23DholeraDevelopment of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)1305.00    
24GoaExtension of Existing Integrated Terminal Building & Allied Works at Goa Airport.255.69    
25TirupatiExtension and Strengthening/ Resurfacing of existing Runway 08/26 for Code-E type of Aircraftat Tirupati Airport,Tirupati177.10    

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

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