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Expansion plans at Kolkata and Chennai to cost USD210.9 million more than expected

The expansion of Chennai and Kolkata airports is expected to cost a further USD210.9 million (INR10 billion) over the original estimated cost of USD790.8 millon (INR37.5 billion) for the two airports, according to the Planning Commission, with developments at both airports already under way. Reasons behind the rise in costs have not been disclosed. AAI has stated previously it would consider requesting funding from the Indian Government due to the high costs of the airports’ plans.

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