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Foundation stone laid for the development of Datia Airport in MP

Utkarsh Classes 21-08-2023
Foundation stone laid for the development of Datia Airport in MP Madhya Pradesh 3 min read

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Jyotiraditya Scindia laid the foundation stone of Datia Airport in Madhya Pradesh on 21 August 2023.

Datia District is in Gwalior Division in  Madhya Pradesh.  At present there is an air  strip in Datia and the nearest airport  is at Gwalior.

Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony, Jyotiraditya Scindia said that 

“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 Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN(Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik).”  The minister also said that a new  Airport has been built in Deogarh, Madhya Pradesh to boost regional air  connectivity in the state  

Feature of Datia Airport:

The Datia airport is being developed at a  cost of  around Rs 50 crore  and it is expected to be completed 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 Air Traffic Control  tower. The terminal building will have the capacity to accommodate 100 passengers during peak hours.

Airports in Madhya Pradesh:

There are five operational airports in Madhya Pradesh . They are as follows:

  • Raja Bhoj  International Airport (Bhopal)

  • Gwalior Airport (GWALIOR). It is a domestic airport.

  • Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport (Indore)

  • Civil Airport (Khajuraho)

  • Dumna Airport  (Jabalpur)

Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Mangubhai Patel

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