The work of much anticipated Greenfield international airport project at Kannur would begin on November 1st, the state formation day, Kerala. The airport would be constructed on a public-private participation (PPP) model at an investment of Rs. 1000 crore.
The airport with a 12,000 feet runway will be used by 15 lakh passengers anually , once it is completed. Kerala Home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that the preliminary work had already started on developing infrastructural facilities in the area. The PWD (Public Works Department) had been asked to submit a report on the construction of a new Greenfield road from Kannur to the airport. Furthermore, the roads would also be laid from the airport to Wayanad and Bakel.