The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval
to transfer 11.35 acres of land to Airports Authority of India (AAI) by
way of exchanging equivalent land of AAI at Anisabad. The proposed land
at Patna Airport will be used for expansion of the airport and
construction of new terminal building along-with other associated
infrastructures. The State Government has also agreed in principle for
transfer of the land.
The new terminal building will be having a capacity of 3 million
passengers per annum which will not only enhance the airport capacity
but also provide convenience to general public.
The existing terminal building at Patna Airport was built for a capacity
of 0.5 million passengers per annum, against which 1.5 million
passengers per annum are already using the airport. This has led to
extreme crowding in the terminal building.