Thursday, November 24, 2016

Karnataka govt keen on developing airstrips: Industries Minister Deshpande

Asserting state government’s commitment to develop regional airports, Industries Minister R V Deshpande on Wednesday said there is a proposal to develop airstrips in different parts of the state. “We understand the importance of regional air connectivity and its benefits in the development of tourism sector in the state,” Deshpande said in the Assembly.
Pointing out at a few airports that are in different stages of development, he said, “We have planned airstrips in Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada and other places.” Deshpande was replying to a query by Govinda Karajola (BJP) on the delay in completion of Vijayapura airport. Stating that the state government was awaiting central government’s response on the Vijayapura airport project, the Minister said 727 acres had been acquired for the purpose.
23/11/16 PTI/The Indian Express

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