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Aug 13, 2018

Suresh Prabhu unveils plaque for up-gradation work at Dumna airport, Jabalpur

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In Madhya Pradesh, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu said that Jabalpur will soon become one of the selected airports in the country with international standard and capable to fly international flights.

He was addressing the ground breaking ceremony as well as unveiling of plaque for up-gradation Work at Dumna airport, Jabalpur at a cost of around Rs 432 crore.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, MP from Jabalpur and President of Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party Rakesh Singh and others dignitaries were present on this occasion.

AIR correspondent reports that the up-gradation of Dumna Airport, Jabalpur comprises the construction of a new state-of-the-art Domestic Terminal building, new Air Traffic Control Tower cum Technical block and a Fire Station to meet the growing needs of the region.

The new Domestic Passenger Terminal building will have an area of 9 thousand 350 Sq meters with a capacity to handle 500 peak hour passengers at a time. Construction of the new Domestic Terminal building, ATC tower and Fire Station will come up at a cost of 207 crore.

Extension of the runway will be done from the current 1 thousand 988 meters to 2 thousand 750 meters along with turn pad facilitating larger aircraft operations at Dumna Airport. This 206 crore runway development work will also include construction of Apron, Taxiway & Isolation bay.

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