ISLAMABAD: The New Islamabad airport will be made fully operational by August next year.
Construction work at the airport will be completed by the end of this year while another six months will be required for renovation work as well as for test flights.
New Islamabad airport gets another deadline
The federal government has allocated Rs3 billion under Public Sector Development Programme for the year 2016-17 for construction of road network for the new airport.
The airport supports landing and parking of A-380 the biggest passenger aircraft in the world.
The Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro bus service will also be connected to the new airport to facilitate the passengers.
New Islamabad airport: Completion date may go well beyond end-2016
Previously, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that the new Islamabad Airport would be an icon of excellence and will help further promote the progressive image of Pakistan.
He had directed the required personnel to complete the link road project from Rawalpindi to New Islamabad Airport by March 2017.
Courtesy : Express Tribune