Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport (IATA: PAT, ICAO: VEPT) is located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM) southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India. It is the 16th busiest airport in India, and the annual passenger traffic increased by 32 per cent in the 2015-16. 13 acres of land near the Patna airport will be used for construction of a world-class two-storey terminal building, and in lieu of that 11.35 acre of land in Anisabad, Patna will be transferred to Bihar Government by Airports Authority of India. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to extend the terminal for sustaining air operations at least till 2035 and handle 30 lakh passengers per annum. A new terminal building would be constructed and connected to the existing building via skybridge. In addition, the AAI has planned to develop a civil enclave at Bihta Air Force Station, 20 kilometres away from Patna, to cater to larger aircraft. In October 2016, Bihar cabinet approved the Patna master plan which envisages development of a new airport at Bihta. Bihar government is acquiring 126 acres of land for construction of the new airport. Against the length of runway of 2,286m, only 1,954m remains available for flights take-offs because of location constraints. The area of terminal building will be increased from the existing 7,200 square metres to 57,000 square metres. The new terminal building of Patna Airport will be a two-storey structure, equipped with six aerobridges and an apron area to park 14 aircraft at any given time. At present, the airport has the capacity to park only four aircraft. Several existing buildings in and around Patna airport premises, including the Airport Colony and IAS Bhavan, will be demolished for the expansion work. Besides, several utility buildings, including the meteorological centre and Bihar Flying Club, will be shifted and a new ATC tower will be constructed adjacent to Birla Institute of Technology, Patna campus.