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India infrastructure fails to keep pace with air traffic growth

Out of the nation's 450 airstrips and airports, only 75 handle commercial airlines, with the rest remaining idle or rarely used because of weak demand, according to the government.

New Delhi

AT last week's Farnborough Air Show, an Indian carrier placed a US$7.7 billion order while an additional US$72 billion of contracts are in the offing. The next challenge: Finding landing and parking slots for these planes.

As air travel heats up in the world's fastest-...

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