The government will invest Rs 25,000 crore in developing new and existing airports in the next five years.

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As part of its efforts to meet the growing demand in the aviation sector, the central government will spend Rs 25,000 crore over the next five years to develop new and existing airports across the country, according to VK Singh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha on March 14.
AAI would spend Rs 25,000 crore over the next five years to construct new terminals, enlarge and alter current terminals, expand or enhance existing runways and aprons, airport navigation services infrastructure (ANS), control towers, and technical blocks, as part of its master plan.
According to the latest estimates, the government also intends to invest Rs 36,000 in public-private partnerships to develop new greenfield airports around the nation. So far, authorization has been provided in principle to construct 21 new greenfield airports across the country.
According to the government, eight airports have been operationalized, including Sindhudurg and Shirdi in Maharashtra, Durgapur in West Bengal, Pakyong in Sikkim, Kannur in Kerala, Orvakal in Andhra Pradesh, Kalaburagi in Karnataka, and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh. The remaining airports are in Sindhudurg and Shirdi in Maharashtra, Durgapur in West Bengal, Pa.
According to the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) regional connectivity system, the government has operationalized 403 routes connecting 65 airports, including eight heliports and two water aerodromes of the RCS.
According to the organization, AAI has also identified 154 airports, including 14 water aerodromes and 36 helipads, that will be created under the UDAN program for the operation of RCS flights.

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