The ministry also added that aerodromes will be required to fulfil certain requirements to start the operation of flights. So far, eight greenfield airports – namely Durgapur, Shirdi, Sindhudurg, Pakyong, Kannur, Kalaburagi, Orvakal and Kushinagar – have started operating. As per the ministry, in the 2022-23 financial year, the central government has granted site clearance to the Himachal Pradesh government for the development of a new greenfield airport at Nagchala, Mandi. In addition to this, 35 airports, helipads and water aerodromes are planned for development in 2022-23. While these guidelines are for the licensing of the aerodrome from the technical point of view, the licence for the operation of airports is granted by the government as per the Civil Aviation policy.
Source: The Nation Bangkok October 02, 2022 07:29 UTC