A preliminary report by engineers of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has said it is feasible to build a much-needed larger airport near Shimla. However, the cost building the runway in the hills could be huge, the report added.
Mohan Chauhan, director, tourism & civil aviation, told Business Standard on Sunday: “A team of engineers of the AAI who recently surveyed the proposed site near Kiari Bungalow on the Shimla-Kalka highway some 20 km from here have submitted their report saying it is feasible to build an airport here for large aircraft to land but details need to be worked out.”
“Now a detailed report will be prepared on the proposed site by airport building experts of the AAI who will look into the technical, safety and economic aspects in far more detail.”
Full report here Business Standard