Jolly Grant airport to get terminal
The government today said a new airport terminal costing Rs 327 crore was expected to be in place at the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun by November 2018. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju informed the Rajya Sabha on a question asked by BJP MP Tarun Vijay.
The minister said, “There is a proposal to build a new terminal at a cost of Rs 327.09 crore at the Jolly Grant airport. We expect it to be in place in November 2018.”
On another question pertaining to the Pantnagar aiport in the state, Raju said Air India had four flights operating from Pantnagar and the state-run carrier plans to increase it to six weekly flights. “They are in talks with the state government on a viability gap funding,” he said.
The minister said a policy was in the making which proposed to make non-operational airstrips operational. He added state governments had been requested to bring non-operational airports in shape so that flight operations become possible.
The government has recently proposed to develop 160 airports and airstrips as part of its plan to promote regional and remote air connectivity.