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Centre to spend Rs 930 cr on Bhubaneswar airport expansion

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The has decided to expand the International Airport at an investment of Rs 930 crore to handle the increased air passengers, said an on Monday.

"We have committed that we will be expanding the capacity of from 3.5 million passengers per annum to 11.5 million per annum. For this, a new terminal building will be constructed to handle 8 million passengers per annum," said after a meeting with government officials here.

He said the construction of the new terminal is likely to begin in July-August next year and will be completed in three years' time.

of Civil Aviation said the terminal capacity will be increased as there is around 30 per cent growth in footfall of passengers at the city airport.

She said there is no need to acquire land for the expansion as the required land is available in the existing airport complex.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 22:50 IST
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