Centre gives in- principal approval for a greenfield airport at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, Parliament was informed.
Last month, Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju announced that the government had given clearance for an airport in Jewar in Greater Noida. It would be operational in five to six years.
The Kushinagar airport would be developed by the government of UP.
In case of Kushinagar airport, Government of UP made efforts for implementing the project under Public Private Partnership mode. However, the project could not attract private investors due to non-viability.
Subsequently, the government has decided to develop the airport on its own, Sinha said.
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