Government to set up 51 low-cost airports

The Union government has decided to construct 51 new low-cost airports to provide fillip to civil aviation sector and enhance air connectivity to Tier-II and Tier-III cities. Apart from the low-cost airports, the government has decided grant new international airport status to Bhubaneswar and Imphal at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore.

The 51 cities which have been chosen for the project are:

Andhra Pradesh: Vijayawada, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Nizamabad, Tirupati, Anantapur and Karimnagar

  1. Jharkhand: Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh
  2. Bihar: Muzaffarpur, Chapra and Sasaram
  3. Punjab: Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Firozpur
  4. Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Allahabad, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Meerut, Aligarh, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar and Azamgarh
  5. Arunachal Pradesh: Tezu, Bomdila and Along
  6. Assam: Silchar, Jorhat and Tezpur
  7. Madhya Pradesh: Gwalior, Singrauli, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Jabalpur, Sidhi and Shahdol
  8. Rajasthan: Ajmer, Kota, Bhilwada and Alwar
  9. Maharashtra: Kolhapur, Nasik, Jalgaon, Solapur and Amarawati
  10. Odisha: Brahmpur, Rourkela and Kendujhar

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