Monday, April 24, 2006

CM Promises Discussion on Mangalore airport

Beltangady: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaaraswamy, who visited Dharamasthala on Saturday, April 22, said that the government is considering the proposal of upgrading the Mangalore Airport to international standards. Discussions are on he said adding that a meeting will be called soon with the union minister for aviation.
Earlier District in-charge Minister B. Nagaraj Shetty has promised to sort out modalities pertaining to immigration facilities at the Bajpe airport here to facilitate Air India Express to operate its international flights from May 7. He has instructed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Police Department to work in tandem in this regard.
Admitting that security concerns over proper immigration facilities are germane, he said the same could be sorted out in a manner acceptable to all concerned.
Superintendent of Police B. Dayananda said the officials from Department of Immigration, Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the State Intelligence wing were particular that all facilities should be up to date before international flights can commence operations from Bajpe.
23/04/06 SahilOnline, United Arab Emirates
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