Tuesday, November 01, 2016

CII seeks reactivation of Salem airport

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Salem district has urged the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to take effective steps for the reactivation of Salem airport.

A delegation of the Salem district CII called on V. V. G. Raju, Regional Executive Director, Airports Authority of India, Southern Region, Chennai, during his recent visit to the city and appraised him on the immediate need for the reactivation of the Salem airport for the overall development of western region.

Selvakumar, Director, Salem airport, was also present on the occasion.

The CII delegation which called on Mr. Raju comprised P. Vimalan, Chairman, CII Salem district, and Sundar Ramaswamy, mentor, Entrepreneurship Panel, CII Salem district.

According to CII sources here, Mr. Raju informed the delegation that the Salem airport was a full-fledged facility in the region and could resume flight operations at any time.

He said that the signing of memorandum of understanding between the State Government and the Civil Aviation Ministry and the Airports Authority of India will enable in reviving the airport under the recently introduced Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Civil Aviation Ministry, without any delay.

Mr. Raju said that the AAI had already written to the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu inviting the State Government to participate in the RCS.
01/11/16 The Hindu

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