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.)|
|SN||Airport||Name of the Project||Approved Cost|
(₹ in Cr.)
|1||Patna||Construction of New Domestic Terminal Building and other structures (Phase I and II) at Patna Airport.||1216.90|
|2||Port Blair||Construction of NITB and allied works at Port Blair airport||707.73|
|3||Kolkata||Construction Of ATC Tower And Technical Block At Nscbi Airport, Kolkata||458.00|
|4||Kolkata||Airside Capacity Enhancement at NSCBI Airport, Kolkata||389.71|
|Construction of New Green Field Airport at Hollongi, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh||645.63|
|6||Imphal||Construction of New Integrated Terminal Building, Control Tower Cum Technical Block, Apron, Link Taxiway and Associated works at Imphal Interntional Airport, Imphal||499.00|
|7||Gwalior||Expansion of Civil Enclave at Gwalior Airport||446.12|
|8||Leh||Construction of New Terminal Building at Leh Airport||480.33|
|9||Dehradun||Construction of Domestic Passenger Terminal Building at Dehradun Airport||456.86|
|10||D.Block (Safdarjung Airport)||Construction of Combined Operational Offices for DGCA, BCAS, AAIB, AERA & AAI at Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.||351.20|
|11||Ayodhya||Development of Ayodhya Airport.||242.14|
|12||Chennai||Modernization of Chennai Airport Phase.II||2467.00|
|13||Trichy||Upgradation of passenger Terminal Building and Air side facilities at Tiruchirappalli International Airport.||951.28|
|14||Vijayawada||Construction of NITB including associated works at Vijayawada Airport.||611.80|
|15||Tuticorin||Development of Tuticorin Airport||380.81|
|16||Chennai||Modification of Strom Water Drains in Operatinal Area at Chennai Airport||209.01|
|17||Hyderabad||Construction of Civil Aviation Research Organisation (Phase-I) at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad||353.61|
|18||Surat||Development of Surat Airport||353.25|
|19||Pune||Construction of NITB, re.construction of old terminal bldg., modification of existing expanded terminal building at civil enclave Pune||475.39|
|20||Hirasar||Construction of Greenfield Airport Hirasar, Rajkot||1405.00|
|21||Jabalpur||Upgradation of Jabalpur Airport to make it suitable for operation of AB- 320 type of aircraft.||412.24|
|22||Kolhapur||Extension of Runway With Blast Pad, RESA, Taxiway, Apron, GSE Area, Isolation Bay, New Domestic Terminal Building And Miscellaneous Works At Kolhapur Airprt.||255.68|
|23||Dholera||Development of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)||1305.00|
|24||Goa||Extension of Existing Integrated Terminal Building & Allied Works at Goa Airport.||255.69|
|25||Tirupati||Extension and Strengthening/ Resurfacing of existing Runway 08/26 for Code-E type of Aircraftat Tirupati Airport,Tirupati||177.10|
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.