|Project Details||The initial total project cost of developing an aviation hub at Kushinagar was pegged at Rs 850 crore in 2010. However, later on it was changed to be an international airport, and the project cost came down to Rs. 354 crore.|
This would be the country’s first airport, where the Centre had given in-principle approval for viability gap funding (VGF) of 20 per cent. Additional 20 per cent grant has also been committed from the state government.
Hence, the total permissible VGF grant is 40 per cent of the project cost, which comes to about Rs 170 crore.
The government is aiming to develop a runway of about 3,200 metres, so that it could even handle Boeing 747 flights from Saudi Arabia, Korea and Japan and cater the entire region spread across UP, Bihar and Nepal. In November 2017, the chief minister Yogi Adityanath released nearly Rs 200 crore funds of the fast development of the airport.
|Project Area (in hectares)||222,577|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||400,000,000|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||IL&FS Infrastructure Development Company Limited from India - as project consultant |
M/s India Aviation Consulting & Support from India - they are the Aviation consultants for preparation of Technical Feasibility Report and Master Plan for the proposed Airport
M/s SENES India Pvt. Ltd from India - they are the Environmental Impact Assessment EIA experts responsible for facilitating IL&FS IDC undertaking EIA studies and EIA clearance
|Relevant government actors||Government of Uttar Pradesh, Planning Commission, Government of India, Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airport Authority of India|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||One former member of state legislature & Local Villagers|