• Land deal for Patna airport expansion likely today

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Bihar government will sign the land transfer agreement on Tuesday for expansion of the terminal building of Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport. Union civil aviation secretary R N Choubey and Bihar chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh would hold a meeting for transfer of around 13 acres of land near the airport.
    Apart from Patna airport, discussions will also be held for development of terminal buildings at the Indian Air Force airbase at Purnia and Darbhanga as well. Besides, the AAI is also seeking 200 acres of additional land at Gaya International Airport for development of its apron and a new terminal building.
    “The AAI board is keen on commencing the works on expansion of terminal building at Patna airport at the earliest and complete it in two years time,” a senior AAI official said.
    The AAI board gave its consent last month for transfer of around 11 acres of its land at Anisabad to Bihar government in return of 13 acres of land of the state hangar, depot of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and 6.5 acres of land owned by the Special Task Force (STF) adjacent to the airport. Henri Jokiharju Authentic Jersey

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