Thursday, August 03, 2017

Efforts on to expand Puducherry airport runway: CM Narayanasamy

Chennai:  Efforts were on to expand the runway of the Puducherry airport owing to increased tourist inflow and land has been sought from neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister of the Union Territory, V Narayanasamy said Thursday. Speaking to reporters at the airport here on his arrival from Delhi, Narayanasamy said the Puducherry-Hyderabad flight service will be launched on August 16, after which Puducherry will be connected to other destinations such as Bengaluru, Cochin, Coimbatore and Tirupati.
“We are taking steps for the expansion of the runway at the airport to accommodate big flights.. We have sought land from Tamil Nadu and they are taking steps,” he said.
This measure was being taken up keeping in mind the growing inflow of tourists to the union territory, he added. On his visit to the national capital, he said he had met President Ramnath Kovind and greeted him during a “courtesy call.”
03/08/17 PTI/Indian Express