Centre allows private parties to have airports

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New Delhi, Apr 25 : The Central Government today approved the proposal of the Civil Aviation Ministry regarding construction of private airports, airstrips and helipads for private use.

All proposals for such constructions will now be decided by the ministry or Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), based upon security clearance through the Home Affairs Ministry, without placing such matters for the consideration of the Cabinet. This decision of the Government will be immediately implemented. Relevant guidelines and regulations will be suitably amended to provide for security clearance through the Home Affairs Ministry.

This step will not only substantially liberalize the procedure for construction of private airports, airstrips and helipads for private use, but also greatly reduce the burden on other operational airports, improving connectivity to far flung locations without compromising on safety or public interest, said a government release.

ANI

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