Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
15-December-2011 15:11 IST
Development of Airport Infrastructure
Government is encouraging development of airport infrastructure by way of expansion/upgradation of existing airports including small and medium airports to attract foreign tourists and through establishment of new airports (including Greenfield airports) with a view to ensure;-

(i) Infrastructure to be in place ahead of demand.

(ii) Support for airport infrastructure development initiatives to facilitate/encourage air connectivity to remote and inaccessible areas of tourist importance.

(iii) Government has also declared 17 airports as international airports and 09 airports as custom airports to facilitate foreign tourist across the country.

In addition, Airports Operators are providing world class infrastructure like terminal building, immigration facility, city side development around airport. Also many airports at places of tourist importance have been developed.

This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.