Civil Aviation Ministry has given clearance for Greenfield airports

Centre gives nod for four greenfield airports

Question: The Civil Aviation Ministry has given clearance for how many Greenfield airports?

(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 5
(d) 2

Ans(b)

Related facts:

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the construction of four greenfield airports in India. The airports are aimed to reduce passenger traffic of other major airports in the country.
  • Three of the total four Greenfield airports will be set up in Andhra Pradesh.
  • One Greenfield airport will be constructed at Dholera in Gujarat the new airport aims to reduce traffic of the Ahmedabad airport.
  • The Andhra Pradesh government has announced separate aviation policy aimed at encouraging investment and basic infrastructure development.
  • Greenfield Airport: It is a new airport which is constructed on an undeveloped site. It is built from scratch on a new location because the existing airport is unable to meet the traffic requirements.

Reference:

http://aera.gov.in/documents/pdf/GREENFIELDAIRPORTPOLICY.pdf

http://civilaviation.gov.in/sites/default/files/moca_000939_0.pdf

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