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Tuesday, 09 May, 2017, 12 : 00 PM [IST]

Shirdi airport to operate only in the day for now

According to a report in The Times of India, the Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) has drawn up plans for the second phase of the Shirdi International Airport. The plans include an additional state-of-the-art terminal building, besides other facilities. Final touches are being given to the Shirdi International Airport before it becomes operational.The airport is spread over an area of 900 acre with the total cost of the project being pegged at approximately INR 350 crore. During a tour of the airport, a senior official of the MADC said for now, the airport will be a dawn-to-dusk' facility and night landing facility will start within five months. 

“The second phase of the project will be completed by the end of next year, if everything goes fine. Only some work related to electricity remains, which will be completed by this weekend. The work on creating night landing facility has been started and we plan to complete it within five months,” the official said. Around 60,000 pilgrims visit Shirdi every day and the officials plan to tap at least 10% of them. “Airlines like SpiceJet, TruJet, Jet Airways and Air India have shown interest,” the official said.
 
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