This major step by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is expected to give a major boost to Indian aviation sector. AAI is planning to upgrade runways at seven airports across the country by March 2022. The runway of an airport is designed for a particular type of aircraft, depending on traffic demand and other factors.
As the traffic increases, the airline operators want to operate bigger aircraft from the airport. At that time, the runway has to be upgraded to make it suitable for that purpose.
These seven airports are:-
3-Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
5-Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh)
6-Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
7-Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu)
Reportedly, the runway at the Jammu airport is undergoing expansion from the current length of 2,042 metres to 2,438 metres and it is planned to be completed by March next year.