Six airports of Gujarat will undergo major modernization during the 12th five year plan period. A total outlay of Rs.322 crores has been provided for upgrading Gujarat’s major airports namely Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara.
Union minister of state for civil aviation KC Venugopal informed MP Parimal Nathwani in Rajya Sabha in response to a question on the subject.
At Ahmedabad airport, construction of a new control tower-cum-technical block will be carried out at an estimated cost of Rs.25 crore for which the equal outlay is earmarked in 12th plan. There is also a provision to begin the work for new domestic terminal building at an estimated cost of Rs.200 crore. However, only Rs.15 crore’s outlay is provided in 12th plan for the same. Apron adjoining the new terminal building at an estimated cost of Rs.10 crore, construction of a new cargo complex at an estimated cost of Rs.14 crore and strengthening and widening of runway for A-380 at a cost of Rs.50 crore are some other major works to be done.