As per reports, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has asked GMR Group to construct a 600-acre airport city with an exhibition area, convention hall, star hotels, malls and hospitals. GMR Ggroup also manages Telangana’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
It is known that a review meeting was also held for the ongoing airport expansion programme. Hyderabad is a rapidly growing city, and the expansion was undertaken keeping in mind the increase in traffic and demand in the coming years. The airport expansion plan reportedly includes development of a second runway and extension of the terminal. The planned convention centre will meet the growing demand as it is planned to be able to accommodate 12,000 persons.
Works on the runway is expected to be completed by 2020, and as per reports, if all goes according to the plan, the Chief Minister will be laying the foundation stone for the 600 acre airport city.