Friday, May 12, 2017

Home Min expects Jagdalpur airport to be ready soon

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in his review meeting on May 8 in his address in New Delhi had stated that the Airport at Jagdalpur will be operational very soon.

 Notably, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on January 27 this year had performed bhoomi pujan for construction of terminal building and for taking up expansion works for Jagdalpur Airport at a function held here on Thursday.

During the programme, the Chief Minister had  also inspected the construction site.

The Chief Minister while addressing gathering said that with the construction of terminal building, flights would be started soon which will surely benefit the people of Bastar division.

 The State government has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Air India for launching flights whereas the monetary loss to the airline if any would be borne by the State government as per the MoU, Singh further said.

However, he expressed hope that there would be no loss for providing air services as most of the people want to travel by air from Jagdalpur.

 Meanwhile, Bastar District Collector Amit Kataria had stated that the State government has approved Rs 25 crore for the fiscal 2016-17 to develop infrastructure for providing passenger air services in Bastar division.

Notably, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has commenced the process for developing small airports in Chhattisgarh under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

 AAI is now looking for a Consultant for having talks with Chhattisgarh Government on land related matters pertaining to Airports and Aeronautical Communication Stations (ACSs) in the existing and upcoming airports to be developed by the civil aviation body in Chhattisgarh, official sources informed.
12/05/17 The Pioneer

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