Kutch to get a new airport; project to be commissioned in 2021-22

The Centre has given its green nod for developing a commercial airport in Kutch, Gujarat, entailing an investment of about Rs 1,400 crore, according to an official document. The proposed project to be developed by Mundra International Airport was recently approved by the Union Environment Ministry after taking into consideration the views of an expert panel. The project, which is estimated to generate employment for over 8,000 persons, is proposed to be commissioned in 2021-22. The environment clearance has been given to Mundra International Airport’s proposed project subject to the compliance of certain conditions, the document added. The company has been asked to obtain the clearance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) for safety and project facilities.