16 new airports to be built in five Indian states: Scindia

16 new airports to be built in five Indian states: Scindia

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 31 JAN: Union aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday said that a total of 16 new airports will be built in five central Indian states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

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While speaking at the virtual PM-Gati Shakti conference for the Central Zone, Mr Scindia said airports will be built at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and Ambikapur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. Nine airports will be built in Uttar Pradesh, one in Rajasthan and two in Maharashtra.

He alleged that there was no determination about the formulation and implementation of developmental schemes in previous governments.

The Union Minister said that many countries of the world including South Asian countries have focused on investment in infrastructure sector in the last 70 years and all of them have become developed countries now. Under the able leadership of the Prime Minister, PM- Gati Shakti is a great initiative to make India a superpower of the world, with the prowess of best infrastructure.

The minister said only 74 airports were built in the last 70 years. Sixty-six more airports became functional in the last seven years and India has a total of 140 airports as on date. The cargo capacity in the ports has increased from 1280 million metric tons to 1760 million metric tons during the period, he said.

Mr Scindia stressed that the PM-Gati  Shakti, which will cost Rs 100 lakh crore, is indeed a campaign to transform India into a global superpower. “This historical milestone will be achieved with the coordinated effort of all the states and UTs.  Sixteen ministries of the central government will work in close coordination to make this possible,” he said.

The scheme envisages multi-modal connectivity, economic zones, industrial zones, agriculture zones, cargo zones and smart cities, which will boost production, transport, demand and employment in the country.

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