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Report claims work to start soon on new airports in the Indian state of Kerala

According to newspaper reports, construction of a fourth international airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala will begin this week.

The Arab News website claims work will start in the northern city of Kannur after the building contract was awarded last week.

The report says the engineering, procurement and construction contract was awarded by the Kannur International Airport Limited (KIAL) to Larson & Tubro Limited (L&T).

And it claims there is a condition work on Kannur International Airport should begin in the next two weeks and be completed within 24 months.

L&T, which built the Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore airports, will construct the basic infrastructure the report claims.

These include the runway, taxiway, apron, ancillary buildings for communication, navigation and surveillance facilities, substations, fire stations, boundary wall and the main approach road to the airport.

The airport will be built on a 3,000-acre site in Moorkanparamba - 25 km away from the city centre.

Arab News also claims officials of KGS Aranmula International Airport Limited, who are building India’s first private airport in Aranmula, also in Kerala, will start work soon and it will be operational by the end of 2015.

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