During the years 2014 to 2016, MoCA has received following proposals for setting up of Greenfield Airports: Ankleshwar in Gujarat, Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, Dagadarthi (Nellore), Bhogapuram (Vizianagram), Tadepalligudem (West Godavari), Oravakallu (Kurnool) and Kuppam (Chittoor) in Andhra Pradesh, Chingleput near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Gwalior and Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, Hisar in Haryana, Kothagudem (Khammam) in Telangana, Noida International Airport near Jewar and Saifai (Etawah) in Uttar Pradesh. Out of the above proposals, Government of India has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to the projects at Bhogapuram, Tadepalligudem and Oravakallu in Andhra Pradesh and ‘site-clearance’ to Government of Rajasthan for setting up of airport at Bhiwadi and Govt. of Telangana for setting up of airport at Kothagudem.
The timeline for construction of airport projects depends upon many factors such as land acquisition, availability of mandatory clearances, financial closure, etc. by the individual developer, which involves a lengthy and time consuming process. Ministry of Civil Aviation does not mandate any timelines to project proponents.
Government regularly monitors the projects to ensure timely completion and fulfilment of budgetary obligations.However, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has an independent Project Monitoring and Quality Assurance (PMQA) mechanism to ensure regular monitoring through periodic site inspection visits and holding review and coordination meetings for effective review of project implementation, quality assurance, expenditure monitoring and regulatory mechanism to ensure budgetary compliance at all stages of the project implementation in order to ensure timely completion and to avoid cost escalation.