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Navi Mumbai airport to be operationalised by 2021-22: Minister

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The plans to operationalise airport by 2021-22, apart from creating additional infrastructure at existing airports in and Banagalore, of State for Civil Aviation said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the CAPA India Aviation Summit, the said that efforts are on to decongest existing airports in metro cities and that the civil enclave at the base is likely to be operationalised next month.

A civil enclave is an area allotted at an airport belonging to the armed forces for providing

Earlier, the agreed to make the base available for flight operations under the second round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme -- Udan -- (RCS-Udan).

The Station is located around 30 km away from downtown New and is spread over an area of over 55 sq km, making it one of the largest air bases in It is operated under the

Besides, the said, new runways are being constructed at and airports.

On the national carrier Air India, he said that the government is trying to financially revive the

Sinha said that the government has strengthened the airline's management and prepared a revival plan for the national

According to the Minister, a SPV (special purpose vehicle) has been created which will take care of Rs 29,000 crore worth of debt. has a total Rs 55,000-crore loan burden.

The revival plan comes after government's efforts to offload a majority stake in the failed in May 2018.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 22:54 IST
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