The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will invest Rs 200 cr to make the Biju Patnaik International Airport here commercially viable by 2019.
“The money will be used for making a parallel taxiway, expanding the runway and constructing a new air traffic control tower. Besides, there will be a commercial hub covering 60 acres in the airport area,” AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said after his visit to the airport on Tuesday. “More than 1.5 million passengers use the airport every year. The airport certainly has potential to grow further,” he added.
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