Union government plans 100 airports in next 15 years

The central government is planning to develop about 100 airports in the next 15 years at an estimated investment of Rs 4 trillion to meet the potential demand for air connectivity. Of these airports, 70 will be developed in locations which lack such a facility, while the remaining 30 airports will either be second airports or the expansion of existing airfields in cities such as Jaipur, Guwahati, Pune, Delhi-National Capital Region, Mumbai and Goa, among others. An estimated 400 to 5,000 acres of land is required for the development of an airport, depending on its size and scope of work. The government is in the process of analysing various models like land pooling, making landowners shareholders in the project or forming joint ventures (JVs) with states to expedite their execution.