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Centre mulls int'l airport at Agra

india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 12:55 IST

A proposal to set up an international airport at Agra is being examined by the Centre, Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Kokab Hameed said in Lucknow on Thursday.

The Union Civil Aviation Ministry planned to undertake a feasible study for the project, he said.

Hameed urged the Centre to take immediate steps in this regard and said he would also write to the Union Tourism Minister about the project.

Noting that at least 1,200 acres would be needed for the international airport at Agra, he directed officials to identify the land soon.

A feasibility study for establishing an airport at Kushinagar district (where Lord Buddha had died) had also been received. This report would soon be made available to the Centre, he said.