Sunday, June 25, 2017

Air Travellers’ Association opposes airport at Bhogapuram

Visakhapatnam: There was no need for spending crores of rupees to set up an international airport at Bhogapuram at the cost of farmers’ livelihood, according to Air Travellers’ Association of India president D Varada Reddy.

He addressed a letter to this effect to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. He alleged that there were attempts to remove the present international airport in Visakhapatnam by the overenthusiastic Andhra Pradesh government which was snatching away thousands of acres of land from farmers at Bhogapuram in the name of a greenfield airport there.

Reddy noted that the present airport is of international standards and there was a direction from the Airport Authority of India to extend it by 150 metres on either side. The Bhogapuram airport could be built to cater the needs of travellers of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts, he suggested.
25/06/17 Telangana Today

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