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Bengal to acquire 110 acres land for Bagdogra airport

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The government is working for acquisition of 110 acres of land required for expansion of the airport in district, said on Friday.

The plan is to acquire the land of a tea garden for the purpose.

"We have to give the 110 acres land to the Airport Authority of for expansion of airport. We are actively pursuing for it," said on the sidelines of the Infocom 2018.

According to reports, the AAI has agreed to pay Rs 25 crore as compensation for the land to be acquired by the West Bengal government.

said the number of flights and passengers have increased owing to night landing facility and tax breaks for aircraft turbine fuel at the airport, used by people to visit and and its surrounding areas.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:13 IST