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Aug 20, 2015

Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets.

India’s Abandoned Airport
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An exit gate of the Jaisalmer Airport is pictured in desert state of Rajasthan ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS

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