Bhubaneswar airport to be upgraded to international airport: Ajit Singh

New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday said the proposal of Odisha Government for the upgradation of Biju Patnayak Domestic Airport Bhubaneswar to International Airport will be processed by his ministry for seeking the Cabinet approval.

Singh said this today in a meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnayak here today.

Singh has agreed to consider the proposal of upgradation of Bhubaneswar airport and seek the Cabinet approval for the same in keeping with the state's tourism potential including famous Buddhist sites and monuments.

The new Domestic Terminal Building at Biju Patnayak Airport Bhubaneswar, which is likely to be completed by August this year, is expected to cater to 800 passengers against the capacity of 500 of the present terminal building.

The new terminal building will be completed at the cost of Rs 145.54 crores and will include extension of Apron for additional one 'D' type and two 'C' type bay. (ANI)