Kolkata, Feb 20 (PTI) The consultant engaged for preparing a sustainable and capacity expansion roadmap for the Kolkata Airport is likely to submit its report soon, a senior official of the airport said here today. Also Read - Mamata to Contest From Nandigram, Releases List of 291 Candidates; 50 Women, 42 Muslims in TMC List

“We have engaged US-based consultant Landrum & Brown, a few months back with a mandate to study sustainability and capacity expansion of the airport,” Kolkata Airport director Atul Dikshit said today on the sidelines of a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised event ‘Infra-East’. Also Read - In Poll-Bound Bengal, Yogi Raises Love Jihad and Cow Slaughter Issues, Attacks Mamata Banerjee

Landrum & Brown specialises in aviation planning and development. Also Read - West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Check Voting Date In Your Constituency

Dikshit said on an average, 450 flights take off or land daily at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here.

Although the airport has the capacity to accommodate more flights, it is contemplating capacity enhancement to meet future demand.

Dikshit said the West Bengal government had made efforts to persuade a few European airlines to start their operations from Kolkata.

“There are route conferences happening around the world. We visit to these conferences and try to sell out our airports. We have showcased Calcutta (Kolkata airport) in these route conferences. Till date, few have shown interest but no one has come out with a concrete proposal,” Dikshit said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.