Union Cabinet Approves Exchange of Land between AAI and Odisha Govt to Widen Road at Biju Patnaik Airport

New Delhi: In the Union Cabinet meeting held on Thursday chaired by PM 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 Odisha Government.

Earlier the State Government had 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.

Odisha Government wants to widen the Ekamara Marg or Palashpalli Road passing infront of Naveen Niwas near Bhubaneswar Airport for streamlining the security arrangements of the VIP movements and creating buffer zone for public use. For this purpose requires 1.6 acres land of AAI is required by the State Government.

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