India to Build 17 New Regional Airports By 2017

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India-airport-mapAug. 13 – Seventeen new airports are to be constructed during India’s current 12th Five-Year Plan period, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, K. C. Venugopal, has informed the Central Government. The 12th Five-Year Plan period runs until 2017.

Included are four airports in Karnataka, three in Maharashtra, two in Kerala and one each in Arunchal Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. All 17 airports are listed out below, and an accompanying map can be found to the right.

  1. Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar
  2. Goa: Mopa
  3. Jharkhand: Deoghar
  4. Karnataka: Gulbarga
  5. Karnataka: Bijapur
  6. Karnataka: Hassan
  7. Karnataka: Shimoga
  8. Kerala: Kannur
  9. Kerala: Aranmula
  10. Maharashtra: Shirdi
  11. Maharashtra: Sindhudurg
  12. Maharashtra: Navi Mumbai
  13. Madhya Pradesh: Darba
  14. Puducherry: Karaikal
  15. Rajasthan: Kishangarh
  16. Uttar Pradesh: Kushinagar
  17. West Bengal: Andal – Faridpur

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