Ministry of Civil Aviation10-December, 2013 16:43 IST
Proposal to Operationalise Raxaul Airport

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K. C. Venugopal informed Rajya Sabha today that Airports Authority of India (AAI) has a proposal to operationalise Raxaul Airport in Bihar.

Raxaul Airport in Bihar belongs to AAI and is, presently non-operational. Considering the proximity of Raxaul Airport to Nepal and the Policy Initiative of Government of India to improve the Regional and Remote Area Air connectivity, AAI had undertaken a pre-feasibility study at Raxaul Airport and a master plan for operationalisation of ATR-72-500 type of aircraft has been prepared for development of the airport. A draft Master Plan indicating the land requirements (121 acres) and the developmental activities, such as re-aligning of highway along the railway track, enabling services like power, water supply and construction of four-lane road to provide connectivity to the airport has already been taken up with the State Government for needful action.

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(Release ID :101350)