According to a statement from the civil aviation ministry, there are also five proposals for setting up private airports that are waiting for its approval.
According to a status report from the ministry of civil aviation, seven projects have already been given clearances by the central government. These include the Mopa airport in Goa, Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, Kannur in Kerala and four airports in Karnataka (Bijapur, Simoga, Hasan and Gulbarga). There are nine proposals still under the consideration on the government.
These include Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, Jhajjar in Haryana, Chakan in Maharashtra, Gwalior's Dabra airport in Madhya Pradesh, Durgapur airport in West Bengal, Karaikal airport in Puducherry, Ludhiana in Punjab and Paladi in Rajasthan.
The five proposals for setting up of private airports in the country include,Pernem in Goa, Saswad near Pune in Maharashtra, Sonepat in Haryana, Singhrauli in Madhya Pradesh and Adarsh Palm Retreat in Bangalore.The directorate general of civil aviation has given approval in-principle for the airport at Pernem in Goa. The Union government had decided,that all proposals for construction of private airports, airstrips and helipads for private use will now be decided by the civil aviation ministry and DGCA without putting it up before the Cabinet. However, security clearance will still have to be obtained from the Union home ministry and a no-objection certificate would have to be obtained from the ministry of defence. On April 24, the Union Cabinet had approved the Greenfield Airports Policy wherein prior mandatory approval of the Cabinet for setting up of greenfield airports will be done away with.On Wednesday, the government, through the civil aviation ministry, approved the guidelines for the setting up of greenfield airports. According to the guidelines, all proposals, whichever category they come under, must be submitted to the steering committee headed by the civil aviation secretary and consists of representatives from all the ministries and departments concerned.The applicant has to apply for clearances from various department and ministries but all proposals will be submitted to the Steering Committee. The steering committee is responsible for processing proposals received, convening meetings and coordinating with various stake holders.
The guidelines apply to all airports, heliports and upgrade works but airports for private use (non-commercial purposes) will not be subjected to the guidelines. All the proposals will be forwarded to the AAI and DGCA for comments.The AAI and DGCA would undertake site inspections, based on which they would submit their report to the steering committee.
Based on this report only,would sitec learance be given. The steering committee has to convey its recommendations regarding the site clearance within three months of the application being made.After site clearance is given, the applicant will make an application to the Steering Committee for ‘in principle' approval. Applications for clearances from defence ministry, ministry of home affairs and finance ministry have to be submitted directly while informing the steering committee. After obtaining ‘in principle' approval of the committee, the applicant would have to make an application to the DGCA in the prescribed format for the grant of Aerodrome Licence.