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Cabinet approves land swap between AAI, Bihar govt for expansion of Patna airport

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today granted its approval for swapping of land between the Bihar government and Airports authority of India (AAI) for expansion of Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport, Patna.

The cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved transfer 11.35 acres of land belonging to Bihar government to the AAI by way of exchanging equivalent areas of AAI’s land at Anisabad, said an official press release issued on Tuesday.

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The proposed land at Patna Airport will be used for expansion of the airport and construction of new terminal building along-with other associated infrastructures. The State Government has also agreed in principle for transfer of the land.

The new terminal building will be having a capacity of 3 million passengers per annum which will not only enhance the airport capacity but also provide convenience to general public.

The existing terminal building at Patna Airport was built for a capacity of 0.5 million passengers per annum, against which 1.5 million passengers per annum are already using the airport. This has led to extreme crowding in the terminal building.

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