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Airport expansion plan gets green nod

The Union environment ministry has cleared the proposal to expand the Delhi airport. As per plan, the Delhi airport operator wants to expand Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 as well as the roads that lead to the airport and construct a new runway, taxiways and approach roads. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) had approached the environment ministry for a green nod since construction work will go on for three to four years. A DIAL spokesperson said, “The ministry of environment, forest and climate change has accorded environment clearance (EC) for the expansion of the Indira Gandhi International Airport on May 30, 2018. The environment clearance is vital to initiate the expansion project.” The expansion — which DIAL expects will be complete by 2021 — will take the overall capacity of the airport to 85 million per annum as against the current 70 million per annum. Once work is complete, phase-2 of the expansion — which will include the construction of a brand new terminal — will begin.

Source : Hindustan Times