Carbon-cutting Indian airport gains green credential

15th Nov 2012

One of the greenest institutions in India awaits tourists flying into Hyderabad following the airport's drive to cut carbon emissions.

Following independent verification the city's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has been awarded Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation.

Now it is hoped the achievement will help encourage more eco-conscious holidaymakers around the world to consider India as a holiday destination.

Vikram Jaisinghani, chief executive of GMR Hyderabad International Airports Ltd, said the accreditation, was a "significant milestone" in the airport's overall sustainability strategy.

The award was made at the ACI Asia-Pacific Small Airports Seminar.

Meanwhile, the Times of India has reported that the Airports Authority of India wants to expand several domestic airports to enable them to cover international flight routes.

Boasting a population of almost seven million Hyderabad is the capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. It hosts the International Children's Film Festival as well as the Hyderabad International Film Festival and in 2005 Guinness World Records declared its Ramoji Film City the biggest film studio in the world.

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