New Delhi: The parliamentary consultative committee on civil aviation said Monday that the National Capital Region (NCR) required more than one international airport and suggested setting up one at Jhajjar in Haryana. It has also asked the Centre to sort out legal issues involved in building a second airport in the NCR.
According to a government official, the suggestion was backed by Lok Sabha member Deepender Singh Hooda and former Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson, Najma Heptullah.
There is also a proposal for setting one up at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
Both the proposed Jhajjar project as well as the one at Greater Noida are within 150 km of the existing IGI airport. According to revised rules, Cabinet approval is required to build an international airport within 150 km of an existing one.
In case the government goes ahead with a second airport for the Capital, the GMR group-backed Delhi International Airport (DIAL) will have the right of first refusal (RoFR).