INDIA & MIDDLE EAST: New Aerotropolis project for Punjab

The Indian state of Punjab is making a major stride towards becoming India’s densest civil aviation destination. The latest step came with the clearance of a new greenfield international airport near Ludhiana. This would be the third international airport in Punjab after the ones at Amritsar and Mohali, and the second to come up within […]


The Indian state of Punjab is making a major stride towards becoming India’s densest civil aviation destination. The latest step came with the clearance of a new greenfield international airport near Ludhiana. This would be the third international airport in Punjab after the ones at Amritsar and Mohali, and the second to come up within a span of just14 months.

Disclosing this, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister said that clearance to this dream project “signals the entry of Punjab into a higher orbit of international air connectivity and ….this would also propel the state into the zone of high intensity international trade and commerce.” The Aerotropolis will be built in the private sector by Bengal Aerotropolis and has Changi International Airport of Singapore as partner.

The airport is to be developed in the style of an aerotropolis, a modern age concept of a township-oriented airport, along the Singapore-Frankfurt model. The aerotropolis, the first of its kind in India, will cover 3,000 acres and will help the Punjab state emerge as an industrial export hub.