Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Private airport at Karaikal to be ready by next June

Kraikal: Work on India’s ‘first private greenfield airport’ here will be completed before June next and the airport will become operational soon after, a senior Karaikal Airport Pvt Ltd official said on Wednesday.

About 350 acres of land out of the proposed 526 acres for the airport project has already been procured, KAPL Chairman JV Chowdhary told reporters here. “Of the 60 acres of land required for runway construction, we have procured 45 acres and the remaining 15 acres will be procured within a month,” he said.

Runway construction works will begin immediately thereafter and the construction works will be completed before June 2018, he said. The company has obtained all necessary clearances from regulatory agencies, including permission from the Civil Aviation Ministry and no-objection certificate from the Puducherry government.
19/07/17 PTI/Business Line