‘Bengaluru may get second international airport, feasibility study underway’: Minister MB Patil

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Published June 21, 2024 at 8:49pm

Update June 21, 2024 at 8:50pm

    Bengaluru may get a second international airport

    Large and Medium Industries, MB Patil, announced

    Patil directed relevant authorities to prepare a feasibility report

Bengaluru, often hailed as India’s tech capital, is set to receive a second international airport. Karnataka’s Minister for Large and Medium Industries, MB Patil, announced the government’s plans to address the city’s future aviation needs by constructing a new airport. In an official statement, Patil directed the relevant authorities to prepare a feasibility report for the proposed project.

Also read: Bengaluru: Know these interesting facts about Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2!

In a recent social media post, Patil stated, “I held a preliminary discussion with officials regarding the construction of a second airport to address the future needs of our rapidly growing global metropolis. I have directed the authorities to submit a feasibility report for the new airport.”

Highlighting the current situation, Patil noted that Kempegowda International Airport is the third busiest in India, following Delhi and Mumbai, having handled 37.5 million passengers and over 400,000 tonnes of cargo last year. “This immense pressure highlights the necessity for a second airport to accommodate future growth,” he added.

Kempegowda International Airport recently expanded with the launch of its second terminal in November 2022, now managing both international and select domestic flights. The first phase of Terminal 2, with an estimated construction cost of Rs. 13,000 crores, spans approximately 250,000 square meters, with an additional 441,000 square meters planned for the second phase.

‘Bengaluru may get second international airport, feasibility study underway’: Minister MB Patil

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    Bengaluru may get a second international airport

    Large and Medium Industries, MB Patil, announced

    Patil directed relevant authorities to prepare a feasibility report

Bengaluru, often hailed as India’s tech capital, is set to receive a second international airport. Karnataka’s Minister for Large and Medium Industries, MB Patil, announced the government’s plans to address the city’s future aviation needs by constructing a new airport. In an official statement, Patil directed the relevant authorities to prepare a feasibility report for the proposed project.

Also read: Bengaluru: Know these interesting facts about Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2!

In a recent social media post, Patil stated, “I held a preliminary discussion with officials regarding the construction of a second airport to address the future needs of our rapidly growing global metropolis. I have directed the authorities to submit a feasibility report for the new airport.”

Highlighting the current situation, Patil noted that Kempegowda International Airport is the third busiest in India, following Delhi and Mumbai, having handled 37.5 million passengers and over 400,000 tonnes of cargo last year. “This immense pressure highlights the necessity for a second airport to accommodate future growth,” he added.

Kempegowda International Airport recently expanded with the launch of its second terminal in November 2022, now managing both international and select domestic flights. The first phase of Terminal 2, with an estimated construction cost of Rs. 13,000 crores, spans approximately 250,000 square meters, with an additional 441,000 square meters planned for the second phase.

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