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13 - 15 May 2025

India's Airports Authority (AAI) Aims to Transform 100 Airports by 2024 in RCS UDAN Project

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As part of the Indian government's Regional Connectivity Scheme, Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (RCS UDAN), the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will build 100 airports by the year 2024. Approximately Rs98,000 crore (US$11 million) will be invested in this ambitious initiative, which will also include the construction of greenfield airports and the growth and upgrade of existing terminals, in addition to the acquisition of new terminals.

One of the primary initiatives involves the development of fresh, undeveloped airports in several regions—Bhogapuram (Andhra Pradesh), Vijayapura, Hassan, and Shivamogga (Karnataka), Noida (Jewar, Uttar Pradesh), Dholera and Hirasar (Gujarat), and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra). Further upgrades and improvements are currently underway at greenfield airports located in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Mangaluru, and Lucknow. A variety of factors, including land accessibility, commercial feasibility, socio-economic implications, and the increasing need for transportation in India, motivate these advancements.

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