The government has decided to inaugurate the newly-built Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on April 20, said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The project has already had several cost overruns apart from the delays and not to mention the design flaws. It is probably one of the most over-budget projects of the recent times.

The initial proposed budget for the airport was around Rs 37 billion. However, ignorance of governments and repeated construction delays led the cost to cross Rs 100 billion.

The airport had initially been slated to be built by August 14 last year, however, slew of irregularities and slow construction had led to delays on multiple occasions.

The authority has urged all stakeholders to make necessary arrangements to ensure smooth transfer of all activities from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIAP) to the new airport before April 20.