Cabinet approves development of new Dholera greenfield airport in Gujarat

New Delhi: Union Cabinet today approved development of new Dholera greenfield airport in Gujarat. The Airport is planned for operationalization from 2025-26.

Briefing media in New Delhi, yesterday after the cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, this airport will be connected through multi-model connectivity like railways and highways.

Over one thousand 305 crore rupees will be spent on first phase and it will be completed within 48 months. He said, the initial passenger traffic is estimated at three lakh passengers per annum. Thakur said, the passenger traffic is expected to grow upto 23 lakh in 20 years.

Thakur said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed to recruit ten lakh people in government jobs in mission mode in next 18 month.