AAI Concerned About Puducherry Airport Runway Expansion

01 Oct 2023

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has voiced its apprehensions regarding the proposed expansion of the Puducherry airport runway. The authority has expressed reservations about the environmental impact and the feasibility of the project. The expansion plans aim to increase the runway's length to accommodate larger aircraft and boost connectivity to the region. However, AAI's concerns primarily revolve around the potential disruption to the local ecosystem, including nearby wetlands, and the need for extensive land acquisition.

Furthermore, AAI has questioned the economic viability of the project, given the relatively low traffic at Puducherry airport compared to other major airports in the region. They emphasize the need for a thorough cost-benefit analysis. Local authorities have argued that the expansion is essential for the economic growth of Puducherry and would enhance tourism and business prospects. The matter is currently under review, with various stakeholders deliberating on the best course of action.

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