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Agartala’s Maharaja Bir Bikram airport to get international status

First Published: 19th June, 2019 16:23 IST

After Guwahati and Imphal, the Agartala airport is set to become the third international airport in the northeastern region by the end of this year or by early 2020. According

After Guwahati and Imphal, the Agartala airport is set to become the third international airport in the northeastern region by the end of this year or by early 2020.

According to reports, The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is of the view that the ongoing works to make Agartala’s Maharaja Bir Bikram airport as an international one would be completed by this year end. But if the works are hampered due to the monsoon season or any other factor, the declaration would be made by early 2020.

The Airport Authorities had undertaken a ₹438 crore project to upgrade the Agartala airport to international standards by providing world-class facilities. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb also recently discussed with the Civil Aviation Minister in New Delhi about the up-gradation of the airport, which was built in 1942 by then King Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur.

The airport in Agartala is the second busiest in the northeast after Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. According to Airport Authorities, the Agartala airport handled on an average nine lakh passengers per year.

The authority is now implementing Rs 3,400 crore projects for the up-gradation of various airports in the northeastern region.

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