Cabinet approves land exchange for widening of road at Biju Patnaik Airport

New Delhi, Oct. 27 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the exchanging of Airports Authority of India's (AAI) land measuring 1.6 acres with an equivalent land area of 1.6 acres offered by the Odisha Government.

The state government has offered 1.6 acres of land in lieu of 1.6 acres land of AAI and agreed to undertake and relocate all the existing infrastructure of AAI on the subject land on its own cost.

Further, the land offered by the state government is contiguous to existing airport and it will be used by AAI for construction of parallel taxi track.

The exchange of land is not only beneficial to the state government and AAI but also to the people. The Odisha Government wants to widen the road near Bhubaneswar Airport (known as Ekamara Marg/Palashpalli Road) for streamlining the security arrangements of the VIP movements and creating buffer zone for public use.

1.6 acres land of AAI is required by the state government for this purpose..

Source: ANI