AAI acquires land for Vijayawada airport runway extension

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has acquired 698 acres of land for runway extension under the Vijayawada Airport Expansion Project. The land will be handed over to the airport authorities shortly. Under Phase I of the expansion project, which is estimated to cost Rs 1.45 billion, the existing runway of 2,286 metres will be extended by 739 metres. Meanwhile, 10 additional parking bays have been planned to be constructed by end-August 2016.