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India to construct 100 airports worth Rs 4.2 lakh cr in next 10-15 years, says civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi: India plans to construct 100 airports at an estimated cost of $60 billion (about Rs 4.2 lakh crore) in the next 10 to 15 years, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday.

 India to construct 100 airports worth Rs 4.2 lakh cr in next 10-15 years, says civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu

File photo of union minister Suresh Prabhu. AFP

The country's aviation sector is one of the fastest-growing in the world and has recorded 50 months of double-digit traffic growth.

As many as 100 new airports would be built in the next 10 to 15 years for about $60 billion. These airports are to be constructed through public-private partnership, Prabhu said.

He said the government is also working on a cargo policy.

According to global airlines' grouping IATA, India is expected to overtake Germany, Japan, Spain and the UK within the next ten years to become the world's third largest air passenger market.

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Updated Date: Sep 04, 2018 11:51:18 IST