Government to upgrade Jaipur and Jodhpur Airports

Government Plans to upgrade Jaipur and Jodhpur Airports as per Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed  the Rajya Sabha. Airports Authority of India (AAI)  has a plan for extension of runway at Jaipur Airport to 3505 M for code `E` type of aircraft (B-747-400) with Cat-II approach lighting system.  An expansion of Integrated Terminal Building along with the construction of cargo complex and hangar are also under the plan, subject to availability of land. The Integrated Terminal Building has a peak hour capacity to handle 360 domestic and 360 international passengers at a time.  Jaipur International Airport has a runway length of 2797 x 45 M and is suitable for operation of code `D` type of aircraft (B-767-400).
Jodhpur Airport belongs to Indian Air Force (IAF) and AAI maintains a Civil Enclave for Civil Operations. The IAF and State Government of Rajasthan  have been requested for allocation of 80 acres of land free of cost free from all encumbrances for expansion and upgradation of infrastructure of the Civil Enclave.    IAF has indicated their willingness to hand over 37 acres of land to AAI for expansion of Civil Enclave subject to  giving value of land by the State Government