PTI | Feb 8, 2014, 03.34 PM IST PORT BLAIR: The international airport here is likely to be equipped with night landing facility within six months with the Andaman and Nicobar administration taking steps to improve infrastructure. Briefing a delegation of journalists here, lieutenant governor Ajay Kumar Singh said, "Though we have an international airport here, we don't have any international flight landing presently. So, we intend to improve the infrastructure and try to get some of these 96 flights land here. So, night landings in Andaman are possible within six months." Observing that there were over 96 flights passing over the Andaman Islands, the lieutenant general (retired) said, "We are in the process of expanding the airport infrastructure. We are talking to the civil aviation ministry for another airport. The foundation stone for that will be laid soon." Currently, few airliners fly to Andamans from the mainland and they do not fly in the nights, as the Veer Savarkar International Airport at Port Blair does not have the necessary infrastructure. The scenic Island had received over 2,50,000 tourists last year and the administration hoped to increase the number by furthering infrastructure. Charting out his plan to focus on tourism and infrastructure in the Islands, Singh said the administration was making efforts to set up a government arts and science university and a medical college here for the youth here. "We have already advertised for an advisor who will put in place the medical university to be functional from 2015. It will function from temporary premises initially and later will be moved to its own land," the LG said.