Land for new airports: Mamata seeks AAI nod

The West Bengal government has identified land for setting up five new airports in the state and has sought the permission of the Airports Authority of India for the projects.

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has
identified land for setting up five new airports in the state
and has sought the permission of the Airports Authority of
India for the projects.

"The Cabinet has approved the setting up of five
airports in the state. The land for setting up the airports
has been identified," Law Minister Moloy Ghatak told newsmen
today.

He said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently wrote to
the AAI seeking permission for setting up the airports.

The Cabinet recently approved setting up of the
airports at Balurghat, Malda, Asansol, Digha and the
Sunderbans.

PTI

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