This airstrip, situated on the southern tip of Agatti Island, amid the sparkling turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea, is the only one that serves the 36 islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago.
A proposal to extend the 4,000-foot runway to support larger aircraft by building a platform over the beach and shallow sea area was approved but has not been completed yet.
It’s not just the small runway that’s been an issue. Rising sea levels and coastal erosion threaten both the airport and residential areas on the islands, according to a recent study.
For the complete story, visit: Agatti Airport – Wikipedia