Saturday, March 04, 2006

Development of Pune, Gondia and Baramati Airports

New Delhi: The Government proposes to develop the Pune Airport to international standards. This information was given to the Parliament today, by Shri Praful pate, Minister for Civil Aviation.
Expansion and modification work of the Terminal Building of the Pune Airport, at a cost of Rs. 14.56 crores has been awarded and is likely to be completed by June 2006. The award of work for expansion and strengthening of apron, taxiway and construction of link taxiway at a cost of Rs. 8.35 crores is at a preliminary stage. It is also proposed to construct a parallel taxi-track and install Instrumental Landing System (ILS) facilities. No objection certificate (NOC) has been received from the Indian Airforce (Ministry of Defence). The work is likely to be completed by September 2006. Regarding the Gondia Airport, the Minister has said that the State Government of Maharashtra has handed over the Gondia Airport to Airport Authority of India( AAI). After this, the AAI has initiated steps for upgradation and development of Gondia Airport and accorded sanction of Rs. 49.83 crores in view of the proposed National Flying Training Institute that is to come up there in near future. The expected date of commencement of physical development of the work for Gondia Airport is April, 2006 and the expected date of completion of the work is September, 2007.
The Minister also stated that the development work at Baramati airport is subject to firm commitment of scheduled operation by airlines and formal handing over of the airport by the State Government to AAI.
02/03/06 Press Information Bureau (press release)
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