Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Centre plans to develop 25 regional airports.
"This year I have set a target of having 25 more regional airports," Jaitley said.
He also emphasized the need for having long-term funding for infrastructure, during a conference in national capital.
Jaitley said government is looking to develop 15 airstrips owned by the state governments and some of those with the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
There are around 160 airstrips that are not being used, he said.
According to the minister, AAI would be able to fund itself from the money coming from Delhi and Mumbai airports.
International airports in the national capital and Mumbai are run through public private partnerships, where AAI is a stakeholder.
Jaitley also pointed out that operation and management of some developed airports could be given to private players.