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RDP | Kazi Nazrul Islam | KNI Airport, Durgapur
About Us

Kazi Nazrul Islam (RDP)

Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (RDP), Durgapur (IATA: RDP, ICAO: VEDG), a project under Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL), is a domestic airport located at Durgapur – Andal, Paschim Bardhaman in West Bengal of India.

The airport is roughly 25 km from Asansol’s City Bus Terminus and 15 km from Durgapur’s City Centre in West Bengal, India. The airport’s hinterland comprises the towns of Burdwan, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia, Suri, Bolpur/Shantiniketan, Rampurhat in South Bengal and Dhanbad & Bokaro in Jharkhand. It is part of the country’s first private sector Aerotropolis, developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL).

The airport was officially inaugurated on 19 September 2013. The State Government , through West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation has a stake in BAPL. Singapore’s Changi Airports International(CAI) also has a stake in BAPL. The airport has been built over 650 acres at a cost of Rs 600 crore.
The 5,750 square metre passenger terminal building has a capacity of 1 million passengers per annum and can be expanded in the future to a capacity to 2.5 million per annum. It has six check-in counters with Common Use Terminal equipment (CUTE) in the departure lounge and two baggage conveyor belts at the arrival hall. The terminal has branded retail and F&B outlets, ATMs, a clinic, a baby-care room, Wi-Fi services, a travel booking counter, convenience store and spa.
The airport’s 2,800-metre runway is equipped with a CAT I instrument landing system (ILS) and can handle narrow-body aircraft like Airbus A321 and Boeing 737-900. The airport apron has 5 parking bays and 1 helipad. The airport is equipped with category 7 firefighting and rescue capability.

Our Mission

“To facilitate development of aerotropolii with innovative best-in-class services, while caring for employees, environment and community.”

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Investors and Partners
Changi Airports India Pte Ltd (CAIPL)
CAIPL is a subsidiary of Changi Airport International (CAI), Singapore. CAI is an investor and manager of airports worldwide and has formed CAIPL for investments in India. CAI has received more than 300 awards and its primary establishment, Changi Airport in Singapore, is considered the best airport in the world with an annual handling capacity of more than 70 million passengers. CAI pursues airport investment opportunities globally and through its consulting, operational management and investment activities, is involved in developing more than 45 airports..
West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (WBIDC)

WBIDC: West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (WBIDC) was formed in 1967 and is the premier nodal agency of West Bengal’s Industries, Commerce Enterprises Department. It is responsible for conceptualizing, development, growth and facilitation of industry, investment and infrastructure in West Bengal. Over the years the corporation has been actively engaged in catalyzing investment through promotion and marketing of West Bengal as an investment destination. WBIDC provides support to industries through four ways – Facilitation, Financing, Disbursing Incentives, and by Setting up Industrial Parks. WBIDC also makes regular interaction with various Chambers of Commerce at national and international level to promote different activities.


BAPL has signed a joint venture development agreement with West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited (WBIDC) for developing India’s first private Greenfield Aerotropolis at Durgapur-Asansol Region (Burdwan) district of West Bengal. WBDIC has recently increased its stake in our project to 26%, which has been an honourable win for us!


Citystar Infrastructures Ltd
Citystar Infrastructures Ltd is the flagship company of the Citystar Group, a reputed real estate developer in Kolkata headed by Mr. Ram R. Modi. Through its various companies, the group is engaged in developing various residential and commercial complexes and infrastructure projects.
IL&FS Airports Ltd
IL&FS Airports Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS). Incorporated in 1987, IL&FS is a leading infrastructure and financial services institution in India. IL&FS enhances feasibility of infrastructure projects through formulation of robust commercial models co-opting public & private partnerships. IL&FS’s interests include engineering services, maritime infrastructure, surface transportation, power generation, water and waste management, urban services, investment management and investment banking.
Lend Lease Company (India) Ltd
Incorporated on January 13, 1987, Lend Lease is one of the leading financial, corporate advisory services and activities related to the realty sector in Kolkata. The group, which is headed by Mr. Utsav Parekh — also the Promoter Chairman of SMIFS Capital Markets — is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Pragati 47 Development Ltd
Pragati 47 Development Ltd (formerly Pragati Growth & Development Ltd) is a real estate and infrastructure developer that incubates large projects. It acts as a bridge between real estate and infrastructure demands on one hand and resources and expertise lying dormant with the private sector, governments and international infrastructure agencies on the other hand. Pragati 47 taps into many sources of value in the process of infrastructure creation.