India may develop six additional multi-modal airport hubs across the country

New Delhi: The Indian government is mulling setting up of six multi-modal international airport hubs across the country, along the lines of the one being set up in the central Indian city of Nagpur. The multi-modal hubs will be set up in six metros and would cater not only to commercial airlines but will also boast of cargo and maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities.

Accordng to civil aviation ministry sources, the cities identified for the proposed hubs are Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Thiruvanantapuram, Kolkata and Guwahati. They also said that though no time frame has been imposed for implementing the proposal, talks have been initiated for a public-private partnership model for developing these hubs.