Thursday, September 14, 2017

Orvakal Airport to be ready by June next year

Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu reviewed the progress on the infrastructure of the State at the Secretariat on Tuesday.The officials informed the Chief Minister that 12 waste-to-energy plants with a total capacity of 70 MW have been commissioned.

Tenders for the natural gas pipeline from Kakinada to Visakhapatnam for 180 km were received from 4 qualified bidders. Orders for supply of other major items, land permissions and permissions from R&B are in progress. The laying of the pipeline will commence next month and will be completed by December 2018.
In case of airports, the State has shown an overall growth of 16%, when compared to last year. It had 15.05 lakh passengers in April – August 2016 and has already recorded 17.42 lakh passengers this year.
From October, non-stop Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) flights will commence from Visakhapatnam to Jagdalpur and from Kadapa to Vijayawada.

As Zoom Air has proposed operations on Delhi – Pune – Vijayawada – Mumbai – Vijayawada – Pune – Surat – Delhi from this October, the government is currently pursuing the slot at Mumbai airport for Zoom Air and SpiceJet.

The Chief Minister told the officials that high air connectivity also results in significant economic growth.Under RCS, Kadapa is connected to Hyderabad and will be connected to Vijayawada (by TruJet) and Chennai (by TruJet and Air Odisha) from this October. Also, Visakhapatnam will be connected to Jagdalpur by Air Odisha.
14/09/17 Hans India

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