Friday, April 13, 2012

Indian Govt Plans Big Investment to Develop Airports in Country

With India fast galloping towards becoming one of world’s hottest holiday destinations, Indian authorities are working overtime to ensure that travel buffs who land up in the country are impressed by every facet of the country and not just luring attractions!

Government of India has come up with plans to make sure that fliers taking flights to India are left impressed by infrastructural standards of the airports in the country. It will put in as much as $30 billion in next 10 years to develop airports. Several existing airports will be opened up for refurbishment.

Indian media has covered the story adequately and the reports point towards the success of implementation of public private partnership (PPP) model in airport development to be the major factor that has pushed the government.

A top government official has been quoted by different news sources as saying that the government’s investment in the airport segment is expected to go up from $10 billion during the 10th and 11th Five-Year Plans to $30 billion over the next decade.

It surely is bright news for not only domestic patrons but also for foreign business and leisure tourists who are often heard complaining about Indian airports’ standards. It just might also prove to a boon for those who look for tickets on cheap flights to India. Who knows with more airports available for connections, travellers might just be able to net cheap deals with the airlines!

At present, there are around 127 airports in the country. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), New Delhi recently earned a second spot, while the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai stood at forth place among 180 world wide airports surveyed for the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards by the Airports Council International (ACI) for 2011.


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