Many airports, such as those in Shimla, Kushinagar, Darbhanga, Deoghar, and Bilaspur, are among them.
According to information provided to the Rajya Sabha on Monday, there are 44 operational airports in the nation without night landing capabilities for civil operations.
Airports Authority of India
The provision of night landing capability, which is solely based on the demand and operational needs of the airlines, is a continuous process and is undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) and other airport operators from time to time depending on the availability of land, commercial viability, socio-economic considerations, traffic demand, and willingness of airlines to operate to/from such airports, etc., stated a written response by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
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Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The state of Tamil Nadu has applied to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for “Site-Clearance” to build a new airport in Parandur, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, to serve as a backup to Chennai.
The proposal is being reviewed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and Ministry of Defence (MoD), according to a second response from the Ministry on Monday.
An application for “Site-Clearance” for the construction of a new Greenfield airport at Pantnagar in Uttarakhand had been submitted to the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
The reply noted that the Uttarakhand government had requested to hold off on making a decision on their proposal until the existing Pantnagar airport could be expanded.
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