Airport Authority of India (AAI) has received environment clearance for extension of runway at Rajahmundry airport in Andhra Pradesh. The runway extension is estimated to cost Rs. 181.45 crore. The existing airport at Madhurapudi village is currently handling about 12 operations daily and the operating capacity is about 225 passengers per hour. AAI wants to extend the runway to meet the growing traffic demand and to facilitate bigger aircraft.