India to build 100 more airports over 15 years

Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2. Mumbai is expected to have a second airport by September 2021.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2. Mumbai is expected to have a second airport by September 2021.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

The eastern Indian state of Sikkim, currently the only one without an airport, will finally be connected to the country's aviation network on Oct 8, when the Pakyong airport near its capital, Gangtok, becomes the 100th operational commercial airport in the country with scheduled flights.

This milestone comes at a time when India has declared an ambitious plan to ramp up its aviation infrastructure to keep pace with its double-digit air passenger traffic growth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'India to build 100 more airports over 15 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe