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The Indian Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed several days ago that the Government has accorded site clearance for the Greenfield international airport project at Dholera at Ahmedabad in Gujarat, which is being developed by the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board.
Further, the Taj International Greenfield airport project proposed at Hirangoan, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh is presently under the preliminary scrutiny of the Government. The airport is expected to be developed on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis.
Airport authority of India (AAI) has recently upgraded Bhopal, Indore and Raipur airports to international standards and the Government has initiated the process of declaring these airports as international airports.
Moreover, the Government of India has granted in-principle approval for development of the Greenfield airport projects as international airports with estimated project costs as under: