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6 green field airports commissioned in the country in the last 3 years
Mr.G.Chandrasekar 2023-02-10 16:36:19 Logistics News (Airlines & Aviation)

6 green field airports commissioned in the country in the last 3 years

Six Green field airports have been commissioned in the country during the last three years including two international airports at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and Mopa at Goa, Minister of state for civil aviation minister General (retd) V K Singh informed the lok sabha in a written answer.

6 Greenfield airports namely, Kalaburagi  (project cost Rs. 175.57 crore) in Karnataka, Orvakal (Kurnool) (project cost Rs. 187 crore) in Andhra Pradesh, Sindhudurg (project cost Rs. 520 crore) in Maharashtra, Itanagar (project cost Rs. 646 crore) Arunachal Pradesh, Kushinagar (project cost Rs. 448 crore) Uttar Pradesh and Mopa (project cost Rs.2870 crore) Goa have been operationalized..

Madhya Pradesh, the home state of civil aviation minister Jyotir aditya Scindia will get any number of green field airports in the coming years. Civil aviation ministry has granted first stage clearance for a Greenfield airport at Dabra in Gwalior and Singarauli. The government of India owned Airports Authority of India has undertaken expansion of its existing airports namely Gwalior, Rewa and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

After deregulation of airline sector, the airfare is market driven and is neither established nor regulated by the Government. Air ticket prices generally vary depending upon the market forces. Airline pricing runs in multiple levels {buckets or Reservation Booking Designator (RBD)} which are in line with the practice being followed globally. Due to dynamic fare pricing, the tickets bought in advance are much cheaper than those purchased near the date of travel.

The airlines are free to fix reasonable tariffs under the provisions of sub-rule (1) of Rule 135 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 having regard to all relevant factors, including cost of operation, characteristics of services, reasonable profit and the generally prevailing tariff.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has a Tariff Monitoring Unit that monitors airfares on certain routes on monthly basis to ensure that the airlines do not charge airfares outside a range declared by them. The airlines are compliant to the Sub Rule (2) of Rule 135 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 as long as fare charged by them is in line with fare displayed on their website.