Thursday, November 24, 2016

Devendra Fadnavis raises hope for Kolhapur airport

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the state government has taken all necessary steps to clear hurdles for development of Kolhapur Airport and it will be the first airport in the state to become operational under Central government's Regional Connectivity Scheme.
The ministry of civil aviation released National Aviation Policy 2016 (NCAP 2016) with an objective to enhance regional connectivity through fiscal support and infrastructure development.
The ministry has started regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik) with an objective of civil aviation's significant growth that in turn would promote tourism, increase employment and lead to a balanced regional growth.
As per the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the ministry, the government plans to develop airports at 398 cities, including 29 in Maharashtra. Fadnavis has stated that Kolhapur's airport will be first to become operational in the state.
24/11/16 Vivek Waghmode/The Times Of India