Union Ministry of Environment gives its nod to Mundra International Airport project in Gujarat

Gandhinagar/Bhuj: The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given its nod to the proposal of Adani Group owned Mundra International Airport Private Ltd, to convert its private airstrip at Mundra port complex in Kutch district of Gujarat into a full-fledged commercial airport at an estimated investment of Rs 1,400 crore.

According to the official sources the ministry has given its nod to the expert appraisal committee (EAC) attached to the ministry regarding the project.

The sources said that after it the company needed to get DGCA and AAI clearances and do some other formalities. The new airport is likely to be operational by March 2022.

Notably, the existing private airstrip at Mundra is constructed in over 45 hectares of land.

Under the project it is to be converted into a commercial airport spread over 522 hectares, with the capability to serve Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

Mundra is an important port town in Kutch district of Gujarat.


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