The Civil Aviation Ministry has decided to refer the matter of irregularities in the construction of the new terminal building at the Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow, to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
In Jharkhand, the Rs 138-crore airport terminal building in Ranchi is ready and awaits its inauguration. Union Defence Minister AK Antony will take a final call on construction of a 1km approach road to the new world-class integrated terminal building of the Ranchi airport. Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials had earlier planned to inaugurate the building soon after Diwali.
The Biju Patnaik Airport will start international operations by June 2012.The existing domestic terminal, which has been shifted to the newly constructed terminal building, will be restructured for the purpose.
The Andhra Pradesh government has failed to expand the runway at Vijayawada airport to 10,500 ft and modernisation of the terminal building at the airport even after six years after signing an MoU with the Airports Authority of India in this regard.