Air India's performance has improved: Economic Survey 2013
Domestic cargo throughput during the same period last year stood at 0.73 MMT, which was almost the same as in the corresponding period the previous year.
Regarding developments on the airport infrastructure front, it said the 12th Plan has envisaged an investment of Rs 65,000 crore at Indian airports, of which a contribution of about Rs 50,000 crore was estimated to come from the private sector.
To enhance airport infrastructure, modernisation of existing airport infrastructure in metro and non-metro cities and construction of greenfield airports were contemplated in the Plan.
Noting that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) was a major airport operator managing 125 airports across the country, the Survey said it had completed expansion and upgradation of two metro airports at Kolkata and Chennai at the cost of Rs 2,325 crore and Rs 2,015 crore respectively.
In addition, restructuring and modernisation of Delhi and Mumbai airports were also undertaken at a cost of about Rs 25,000 crore with state-of-the-art facilities. Expansion of Bangalore International Airport Ltd was carried out at an estimated cost of Rs 1,479 crore
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