Economic Times of India

The land acquisition for the Sri Jagannath International Airport at Puri is expected to be completed in the "next six months", a state government official said while expressing hope that the construction will begin soon.

The international airport is to be built on 1,164 acres of land. As per initial estimates, the airport will be built at a cost of around Rs 5,631 crore.

Out of this, 68 acres of forest and 221.48 acres are private in Sipasarubali and Sandhapur under Brahmagiri tehsil.

A government officer associated with land acquisition told ANI that over 961 acres of land have been acquired, while work is underway for 221.48 of private land.

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