The runway expansion at Mysuru Airport in Karnataka, which will cost $700 million, has cleared the decks. The state government has already released the funds needed to acquire additional land for the mega project, totaling 319.1 crore. The airport’s management needs to purchase 240 acres in order to extend the runway and allow wide-body planes to land.
Only narrow-body ATR-72 planes can currently operate at Mysuru Airport in Mandakalli on the Nanjangud Road because the existing runway is only 1.7km long and 30m wide. The runway must be at least 2.75 kilometres long and 45 metres wide to accommodate wide-body aircraft. The airport covers 490 acres, and the additional 240 acres will be needed to extend the runway once wide-body planes start flying there. It will aid in the growth of trade and tourism in the Old Mysore region.