New Airport cleared for New Delhi


New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday cleared a proposal for setting up a second airport at the National Capital.

The GRM Group which operates the Indira Gandhi International Airport would be preferred for developing the proposed airport.

The proposal has been cleared by the Ministry and will soon be sent to cabinet for approval.

According Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Civil Aviation said that the GMR Group which the majority of stakeholder in the venture that operates the Delhi International Airport is proposed to be accorded the right of first refusal with regard to the new project.

For building the new airport the Government will have to amend certain rules and regulations since the existing rules don’t allow a send airport within 150 kilometre radius of an existing one unless the airport is functioning beyond its capacity.