Indian airports to get modern facilities

All of India's 35 major airports will be equipped with ultra-modern facilities by 2010, while the 24 airports in the western zone will get state-of-the-art amenities by 2009, Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman Dr K Ramlingam announced at the conclusion of a review meeting of the airport directors of the western region in Indore on 5 August.

Indore's Devi Ahilyabai Holkar airport will soon be developed into an international airport with cargo facilities for the entrepreneurs and businessmen in the city, Ramlingam said.

Ongoing work at all 24 airports in the western zone was reviewed and discussions held on further work to be undertaken by airport authorities in the western zone.

Infrastructure development at Indore airport includes construction of a new international terminal  building, six more parking bays, expansion of cargo facilities, and an ultra-modern 9,000-foot runway.