Thursday, August 17, 2017

Development of Warangal airport sought

Hyderabad: The demand for development of the existing airport at Mamnoor in Warangal which was constructed by Nizam in 1930 has resurfaced with the State government taking up the matter with the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao met the Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, after which Mahbubabad MP Azmeera Sitaram Naik also called on Mr. Gajapathi Raju.

A memorandum of understanding for the development of airport was actually signed between the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh government and the Airports Authority of India in March 2007 but it did not make any progress as one of the conditions for the construction of the international airport at Shamshabad here was that there should not be a second airport in the radius of 150 kms.
The MoU envisaged construction of the airport at Mamnoor to handle TR-42 and ATR-72 type of aircraft and future upgradation for operation of bigger type of aircraft such as B737-800/A320/A321 as per traffic demand. The Airports Authority of India will execute the entire project at its cost.
16/08/17 Hindu

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