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Scindia lays foundation stone for Datia Airport in Madhya Pradesh

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, along with Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, laid the foundation stone of Datia Airport in Madhya Pradesh yesterday.

The airport is being developed at a cost of around INR 50 crore, and is expected to be complete by February 2024. The development involves the renovation of the existing 1810-meter runway and construction of apron which can house two nineteen-seater aircraft and a terminal building of 750 square meters and ATC tower. The terminal building will have the capacity to accommodate 100 passengers during peak hours.

Speaking at ceremony, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said that Civil Aviation will not only connect the big cities, but also the religious shrines of the country. A new airport has been built in Deogarh, multiple new airports are being developed in other parts of the country. Now, the development of Datia airport will be completed soon. As soon as it is developed, flights connecting Khajuraho and Bhopal will be operationalised. These routes have already been awarded under RCS UDAN.



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