The cabinet has approved the revised estimates for Phase II and Phase III works of the Gulbarga airport project. The revised cost is now estimated to be Rs 282.7 million for Phase II and Rs 151.5 million for Phase III. With this, the state public works department (PWD) will now undertake work for the two phases simultaneously in order to complete the project in a time-bound manner. Currently, the project has achieved financial progress of 35 per cent and physical progress of 40 per cent. All the works are likely to be completed by January 2018 post which the PWD will apply for technical approvals. The project is expected to be operational by March 2018.