Central government releases Rs 273 crore grant for expansion of Hubli airport terminal: Joshi

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BENGALURU: The Central government has released Rs 273 crore grants for the expansion of Hubli airport terminal, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said, sharing the information on his official Twitter handle. Joshi also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi first and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Minister Joshi tweeted saying that,” I am thankful to PM @NarendraModi ji & Civil Aviation Minister @JM_Scindia ji for approving Rs. 273 crores for expansion of Hubli Airport Terminal. New terminal will be spread over 20,000 sqmt ( Ground+ First Floor)”.

In a Twitter thread, Prahlad Joshi informed that the expansion work will start in January next year and it is aimed to be open for the use of passengers in two years.

He said that after expansion, the airport will be able to handle up to 1,400 passengers ( 700 arrival & 700 departures) in peak hour. This will be huge boon for North Karnataka air travellers. The expansion project is expected to start in January 2024 and is likely to be complete in two years, he noted.

A proposal was submitted for expanding the airport and the Union government responded quickly and approved it. The expansion project will cost of Rs 273 crore. The ground and first floor of the terminal will be expanded to 20,000 square metres and the airport will have the capacity to handle 1,400 people simultaneously (arrivals and departures) even during peak hours.

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