India to Build New International Airport

17 October 2010 (Last Updated October 17th, 2010 18:30)

The Indian Government has given its final no-objection certificate to the proposed international airport in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary for Tourism, Avnish Awasthi, said the bidding process for the main contract to build the 3 million square-metre projec

The Indian Government has given its final no-objection certificate to the proposed international airport in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary for Tourism, Avnish Awasthi, said the bidding process for the main contract to build the 3 million square-metre project will start soon.

The airport will initially have a capacity of 500,000 passengers per annum and 1 million passengers per year in future.

Once opened, it will operate nine to 11 flights per day in the and 20 to 22 flights by the 10th year.

The airport will include a 3,200m runway to handle narrow-bodied aircraft as well as wide-bodied aircraft.

The airport will also feature a runway/taxi way with navigational aids, apron, air traffic control tower and terminal building, according to The Times of India.