Friday, March 10, 2017

Green nod to extend runway of Rajahmundry airport

New Delhi: The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has received environment clearance for extension of runway at Rajahmundry airport, Andra Pradesh, which is estimated to cost Rs 181.45 crore.
The existing airport at Madhurapudi village is currently handling about 12 operations per day and the operating capacity is about 225 passengers per hour.
AAI wants to extend the runway to meet the growing traffic demand and to facilitate bigger aircrafts.
“The proposal has already been approved by the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC). Based on EAC’s recommendation, the Environment Ministry has given the final clearance to AAI for expansion of the Rajahmundry airport runway,” a senior government official said.
The green nod to the project, which is estimated to cost Rs 181.45 crore, has been given subject to certain conditions, the official said.
Among the conditions specified, AAI should obtain ‘consent to establish’ from the State Pollution Control Board and clearance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and AAI for safety and project facilities.
10/03/17 PTI/