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Prime Minister of India Laid the Foundation Stone for New Airport at Kishangarh, Rajasthan

Sep 22, 2013 13:05 IST

Dr. Manmohan SinghPrime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on 21 September 2013 laid the foundation stone for a new airport at Kishangarh town in Ajmer District, Rajasthan.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singhon also announced that small destinations in the country will have air connectivity with a network of more than 100 airports, planned to meet the expected passenger load capacity of 30 crore, by 2020.

The first such airport will come up in Kishangarh town in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, the airport which is scheduled to get operational by 2016.

The Kishangarh airport, to be set up at an estimated cost of 161 crore in first phase, will accelerate economic activities and growth in the area.

Ajmer is a noted tourist destination having famous dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti and Brahma temple in Pushkar town. Besides, the region is known for industries including that of marble and the new project of airport will push economic growth.

Kishangarh town, famous for marble industry, is located on NH-8 near Ajmer city. The civil airport, to be set by Airport Authority of India, in the town will have 2000 meter long runway and a capacity to handle 150 passengers.

Terminal building has been planned on modular concept with modern facilities. There will be 6 check-in counters, one security check unit and parking capacity for 125 cars.

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