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Cabinet nod for Intl Airport in Varanasi at Rs 2,869 cr budget

Cabinet nod for Intl Airport in Varanasi at Rs 2,869 cr budget

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved development of Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi, the Parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a cost of Rs 2,869 crore, a move that will give boost to tourism in the pilgrimage city also known as Kashi.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi approved the proposal of Airports Authority of India (AAI) for development of Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi including Construction of New Terminal Building, Apron Extension, Runway Extension, Parallel Taxi Track and Allied works, an official statement said.
The estimated financial outgo will be Rs 2,869.65 crore for enhancing the passenger handling capacity of the airport to 9.9 million passengers per annum (MPPA) from the existing 3.9 MPPA, it said.

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