THE INDIAN government has approved the transfer of 11.35 acres of land to Airports Authority of India (AAI) to enable the expansion of Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport, Patna, Bihar. The project involves building a new terminal building, with associated infrastructures, enabling the airport to handle 3 million passengers per year, up from the 1.5 million that currently use airport facilities designed for 500,000: “This has led to extreme crowding in the terminal building,” said an Indian cabinet note.

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