Friday, November 18, 2016

Proposal to expand three airports in Karnataka

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has received proposals for the expansion and facelift of the Belgaum, Hubballi and Mysuru airports.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received 364 acres of land at Belgaum, 588 acres at Hubballi and 142 acres at Mysore from the state government for the expansion and facelift of these airports against the projected requirements of 370 acres, 600 acres and 310 acres respectively, Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

An official statement issued by the Ministry states that AAI has commenced work on the extension and strengthening of the runway, taxiways and isolation bay and construction of the new terminal building, Air Traffic Control tower and fire station, sub-station, new apron, boundary wall and associated work at the Belgaum airport.

AAI has recently constructed a new Doppler vhf Omni Directional Range (DVOR) Non-Direction Building at Hubli airport (DVOR is a navigational aid that is used to help the aircraft find its route), the Minister said.
17/11/16 Business Line