The airport is being built at a cost of Rs 340 crore, with Rs 45 crore funded by the Saibaba Sansthan Trust and the rest by the state government. Authorities said Rs 240 crore has been utilised on the first phase.
Kakadi Village the nearest village to the airport, has no poor power connectiion and no proper running water system. The airport has brought a road, a school with classes until X and a promise to build a second one in the village.(Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)