AAI And Private Airport Operators Take Up Development Of New And Existing Airports

To be done with a projected capital expenditure of around Rs. 98,000 crore over next 5 years

In order to meet the challenges presented by this unprecedented growth in air traffic, the Airports Authority of India is undertaking development of infrastructure at the airports, depending upon the commercial viability, traffic demand, availability of land etc.

Further, in order to boost the growth in the aviation sector, AAI and other private airport operators have taken up the development of new and existing airports with a projected capital expenditure of around Rs. 98,000 crore over the next five years.

Government of India (GoI) has accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval for setting up of 06 Greenfield Airports namely, Dholera (at a sanction of Rs.1305 crore) and Hirasar (Rs.1405 crore) in Gujarat, Dagadarthi (Rs.293 crore), Bhogapuram (Rs.2500 crore) and Oravakal (Kurnool) (Rs.187 crore) in Andhra Pradesh and Donyi Polo (Rs.646 crore), Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh during the last 7 years. Out of these, Oravakal and Donyi Polo airports have been operationalised.

Details of major development work carried out by AAI at its airports and details of major works being undertaken by AAI is attached as Annexure – I and II, respectively.

Kailashahar Airport has been earmarked for starting operation under RCS UDAN. AAI has spent more than Rs. 2 crore for renovation of existing Terminal Building which is presently being used for Helicopter operation during VIP movements. The existing runway Length of 800 meter is not suitable for fixed wing aircraft operation. Accordingly, AAI has projected a land requirement of 52 acre for extension of runway from 800 meter to 1200 meter and 17 acre for cityside development of the Airport for operation of ATR type of Aircraft.

Major Works for New Airports/ New Terminal Building- Completed
SNStateAirportName of workProject Cost
(Rs. In Cr.)
1PunjabChandigarhWork for establishment of New Civil Enclave at Chandigarh Airport.452.00  
2AssamGuwahatiModification and expansion of existing Terminal Building at LGBI Airport, Guwahati10.06  
3Andhra PradeshTirupatiNew Integrated Terminal Building at Tirupati Airport with apron and associated work174.08  
4Madhya PradeshKhajurahoConstruction work of new Integrated Terminal Building at Khajuraho Airport.75.32  
5GujaratVadodaraConstruction of New  Expandable Modular Integrated Terminal Building at Vadodara Airport.160.20  
6Andhra PradeshVijaywadaConstruction of Terminal Building, Ceremonial Lounge and Associated works at Vijayawada Airport – Design & Build161.64  
7KarnatakaHubliConstruction of NTB.ATC tower cum tech block cum fire station, substation & other ancillary buildings and services36.41  
8KarnatakaBelgaumConstruction of New Terminal Building, ATC Tower cum Technical Block cum Fire Station, Sub Station and other Ancillary Buildings and Services37.07  
9OdishaJharsugudaDevelopment of Jharsuguda Airport for A-320 operations200.00  
10SikkimPakyongC/o new Airport at Pakyong, Sikkim.605.59  
11Tamil NaduCoimbatoreFacelift works of Terminal Building at Coimbatore International Airport10.04  
12KeralaCalicutConstruction of new International arrival block, Internal Modification of existing International Passengers Terminal Building, Apron and associated works at Calicut Airport120.19  
13Uttar PradeshGorakhpurConstructrun of New Passenger Terminal Building at Gorakhpur Civil Enclave (Phase-I & II)22.34  
14Uttar PradeshAllahabadDevelopment of New Civil Enclave at Allahabad Airport – Design & Build (including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Firefighting, HVAC, Airport System, IT, Furniture & Furnishing and other ancillary buildings).164.07  
15AssamRupsiDevelopment and operationalization of Rupsi Airport, Assam69.00  
16Uttar PradeshKushinagarConstruction of Interim Terminal Building at Kushinagar27.21  
17Uttar PradeshBareillyDevelopment of New Civil Enclave at Bareilly67.10  
18Uttar PradeshHindonConstruction of Pre-engineered Airport Terminal Building & associated works at Hindan46.76  
19TripuraAgartalaConstruction of” NITB at Agartala Airport438.28  
20Tamil NaduCoimbatoreConstruction of New Domestic Terminal Building and associated works at Coimbatore Airport.146.00  
21Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnamLinear Expansion of existing Integrated Terminal Building at C.E Visakhapatnam.70.86  
22JharkhandDeogharDevelopment of Deoghar Airport.401.34  
23PunjabAdampurEstablishment of Civil Enclave at Adampur (Pb.) – on design & Build basis (i/c Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Fighting, HVAC Airports System, Furniture and other Ancillary Buildings.125.00  


Major works for New airports/ New Terminal Building – Ongoing
S. N.State AirportName of WorkAmount Spent
(Rs. in Cr.)

As on 30.11.22
1Andaman & NicobarPort BlairConstruction of NITB and allied works599.30
2Andhra PradeshVijayawadaConstruction of NITB including Apron, ATC Tower and associated works at Vijayawada Airport.177.83
3Arunachal PradeshHollongi / ItanagarConstruction of New Greenfield Airport at Holongi547.65
4TezuOperationalization/ Upgradation of Tezu Airport, Arunachal Pradesh.64.46
5BiharDarbhangaDevelopment of Darbhanga Airport
SH: Expansion of Existing Pre-Engineered Terminal Building i/c Civil, Electrical, Fire Fighting, HVAC/VRF, Airport System, IT  System, Car Parking & Roads, Boundary Wall, City Side Development & Other Associated Works including modification in existing terminal building on design & build basis.
6PatnaConstruction of New Domestic Terminal Building and other structures (Phase I and II) at Patna Airport.275.02
7C/o State Govt. Hangars, Flying Club Building, VIP Lounge Building and other associated works.17.67
8Construction of ATC control block, Tehnical Block fire station & cargo block.25.82
9GujaratDholeraDevelopment of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).0.00
10RajkotConstruction of  Greenfield Airport  at Hirasar (Rajkot).825.24
11SuratExtension of Terminal Building at Surat Airport.161.20
12Extension of Apron and construction of Parallel Taxi Track at Surat.
13Construction of Canopy in front of terminal building at Surat Airport.0.00
14GoaGoaExtension of Existing Integrated. Terminal Building.35.06
15Ladakh (UT)LehC/o New Terminal Building at Leh Airport.208.48
16Madhya PradeshGwaliorExpansion of Civil Enclave at Gwalior Airport
Construction of Terminal Building, Ancillary Buildings, Car Parking, City side Development & other associated works at Gwalior Airport
17Construction of Apron & Link Taxi including associated works for Parking of 09 Nos. AB-321 type of aircraft at Gwalior Airport, Gwalior
18JabalpurUpgradation of Jabalpur Airport for AB-320 type of aircraft
SH. New Terminal building.
19Upgradation of Jabalpur Airport for AB-320 type of aircraft
SH: Extension of Runway, Construction of of New Apron, Taxi Track & Isolation bay i/c Link taxi, GSE area, Perimeter road & allied works (civil & elect).
20ManipurImphalConstruction of New Integrated Terminal Building, Control Tower Cum Technical Block, Apron, Link Taxiway and Associated works at Imphal Interntional Airport, Imphal, Manipur37.98
21MaharashtraKolhapurConstruction of New Terminal Building.36.63
22PuneConstruction of New integrated Terminal Building.271.24
23OdishaBhubaneshwarConstruction of link building.22.64
24Tamil NaduChennaiModernization of Chennai Airport (Phase-II), Chennai Airport.1125.91
25TrichyConstruction of New Terminal Building, Apron, ATC Complex at Trichy Airport.710.35
26TuticorinDevelopment of Tuticorin Airport
SH: Construction of New Terminal Building, ATC Tower cum Technical Block, Fire Station and Associated works including Maintenance, Operation and AICMC at Tuticorin Airport.
27Development of Tuticorin Airport
SH: Extension of Runway With Blast Pad, RESA, Taxiway, Apron, GSE Area, Isolation Bay and miscellaneous Works.
28Uttar PradeshAyodhyaDevelopment of Ayodhya Airport, Uttar Pradesh.
Sh. Construction of Pre-Engineering Building (PEB) and other associated works on Design & Build Basis (EPC)
29Development of Ayodhya Airport, Uttar Pradesh.
Sh. Pavement, Grading and other in operational area on Design & Build Basis (EPC)
30GorakhpurExpansion of Passenger Terminal Building at Gorakhpur Civil Enclave, Gorakhpur5.49
31KanpurDevelopment of Kanpur (Chakeri) Airport101.83
32SaharanpurDevelopment of Civil Enclave at Sarsawa0.06
33FursatganjDevelopment of Fursatganj airport for Civil operations0.00
Development of Airport at Muirpur25.71
35UttarakhandDehradunConstruction of Domestic Passenger Terminal Building at Dehradun Airport400.58

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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