If all works out well, Telangana the newest state in the country will have 6 more airports. The idea is to improve the connectivity to other parts of the world.
The Airports will be spread across the state and they will be built on a greenfield Technology basis. The Central Government has ordered for the feasibility of these 6 airports in the state of Telangana.
The Centre has now marked an aeronautical survey for setting up new green-field airports in Jakaranpally in NizamabadDistrict, Addakal Mandal in Mahbubnagar District and one in Bhadadri Kothagudem. The survey will also cover three existing airstrips in Warangal, Adilabad District and BasanthNagar in Pedapalli District for their development as brown-field airports.
The Warangal airstrip has an existing airport area of about 706 acres and two runways while the airstrip in Pedapalli has an area of about 288 acres – the former has not been in operation commercially since 1981.
The new airports, once ready and operational, are expected to lessen the passenger load on the Hyderabad International airport which is presently the sixth busiest airport by passenger traffic in India and served over 21 million passengers in the last fiscal.
Right now we have only one airport for the domestic purpose at Shamshabad and others for the sake of VIP transit is at Begumpet. Begumpet was actually the old airport.
Now the New international Airpot located in Shamshabad is doing well.