airport project
Union civil aviation ministry has announced the approval of ₹255 crore for Kushinagar International Airport. Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia informed that the flights will be started from the airport shortly. The newly sanctioned funds will certainly be used in the completion of the remaining works of the runway, terminal building, ATC, fire, electricity substation and optical fibre work. Instrument Landing System (ILS) and DVOR (Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Range) have to be installed and the demand for the requirement and installation of these gadgets has been sent to the ministry. The Airport Authority of India has demanded 34 acres of land from the state government for ILS and the process of acquisition of land is currently underway. The airport, which is spreading across 600 acres was given international status in June last year and by February 2021, the airport got all necessary clearances from the directorate general of civil aviation to be recognized as an international airport.