Airports in Maharashtra in for revamp

The government proposes to develop the Pune airport to international standards. Expansion and modification work of the terminal building of the Pune airport, at a cost of Rs. 14.56 crore has been awarded and is likely to be completed by June 2006.
The award of work for expansion and strengthening of the apron, taxiway and construction of link taxiway at a cost of Rs. 8.35 crore is at a preliminary stage.

It is also proposed to construct a parallel taxi-track and install instrumental landing system (ILS) facilities. No objection certificate (NOC) has been received from the Indian Airforce (ministry of defence). The work is likely to be completed by September 2006. Meanwhile, the government of Maharashtra has handed over the Gondia airport to Airport Authority of India (AAI). After this, the AAI has initiated steps for upgradation and development of Gondia airport and sanctioned Rs49.83 crore in view of the proposed national flying training institute that is to come up there in the near future.

The expected date of commencement of physical development of the work for Gondia airport is April 2006 and the expected date of completion of the work is September, 2007.

Development work at Baramati airport is subject to firm commitment of scheduled operation by airlines and formal handing over of the airport by the Maharashtra government to AAI.