Narendra Modi government is working to give a big push to operationalize numerous airports in Uttar Pradesh. Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma has said that Rs 400 crore will be provided by the Centre for developing airports in Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur and Bareilly.
According to Sharma, the assistance would be provided by Modi government within a period of one and a half months. He said an airport in Kushinagar will also be developed, for which the state government had provided Rs 200 crore and the work is being executed by RITES and would be complete with a year.
This comes after a review meeting was held chaired by the minister. It was attended by Secretary Civil Aviation RN Choubey, senior officers of Airports Authority of India, Director Civil Aviation Uttar Pradesh government and District Magistrates of the concerned districts in Uttar Pradesh.
The Minister said that a Committee had been set up, comprising of two senior officers from the Ministry and two officers from the Uttar Pradesh government. “This Committee will study the feasibility of developing no frills airports in Meerut, Faizabad and Moradabad,” he said.
The big infrastructure push also assumes political significance at a time when BJP is aggressively gearing up for the UP polls to be held next year.