Due to positive passenger traffic growth, the civil aviation ministry is reportedly pursuing efforts to have a second airport in major cities and requesting state governments to reserve land for building the aerodromes
A license has been issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for setting up of a third airport in Odisha, in Rourkela. The decision is expected to pave way for connecting the steel city with the rest of the country.
The fate of proposed greenfield airport at Hollongi is apparently heading towards uncertainty, following the letter written by Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin to Secretary, Civil Aviation, Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Government of India on June 22, 2016.
The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has accorded in principle approval to the state government for setting up a greenfield international airport at Bhogapuram and two low-cost domestic airports at Dagadarti in SPS Nellore district and Orvakallu in Kurnool district.