PM Modi inaugurated Shivamogga airport in Karnataka today. All you need to know about the greenfield airport

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Source: The post is based on the article “PM Modi inaugurated Shivamogga airport in Karnataka today. All you need to know about the greenfield airport” published in Livemint on 28th February 2023

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has inaugurated Shivamogga airport in Karnataka.

About Shivamogga Airport:

Shivamogga airport is a greenfield domestic airport.It has been constructed under the Centre’s UDAN scheme aimed to make air travel affordable to all.

The airport will help boost air connectivity of the central Karnataka region.

Note: In Budget 2023, the government said 50 additional airports, heliports, water aerodromes and advance landing grounds will be revived for improving regional air connectivity in the country.

What is a Greenfield Project?

A greenfield project is one which is not constrained by prior work.It is constructed on unused land where there is no need to remodel or demolish an existing structure. 

Some examples of greenfield projects are new factories, power plants or airports which are built from scratch.Those facilities which are modified/ upgraded are called brownfield projects

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