16 new airports to be built in five Central Indian states: Civil Aviation Minister

Sixteen new airports will be constructed across five states in Central India under the PM-Gati Shakti scheme.

16 new airports to be built in five Central Indian states: Civil Aviation Minister
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Source: Ministry of Commerce & Industry (GODL-India)

Sixteen new airports will be constructed across five states in Central India announced the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on Monday. These airports will be built in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra under the PM-Gati Shakti — National Master Plan.

“An airport will be built at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. Airports will also be built in Ambikapur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. Nine airports will be built in Uttar Pradesh, one in Rajasthan, and two in Maharashtra. National Highways of 100,000 Km will be widened under the PM-Gati Shakti,” he said in his address to the PM-Gati Shakti Conference (Virtual) for the Central Zone.