GMR’s plan to double capacity of Hyderabad airport gets govt nod

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has received approval from a key agency of the environment ministry to double the capacity to handle 50 million passengers a year.

GHIAL is the operator of the world’s third fastest growing airport in the 15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) or more category. Its plan to double the capacity will be
done with an investment of Rs 8,500 crore.

GHIAL which runs the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport located at Shamshabad is a subsidiary of GMR Airports Ltd and a step-down subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd.

The airport was originally built to cater to 12 MPPA and is currently being expanded to handle 25 MPPA and 3 LTPA of cargo. The airport handled 18.3 million passengers in 2018.

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