Saturday, April 29, 2006

Indian Navy offers land for Dabolim Airport expansion

Panaji: Indian Navy has offered eight acres of land within its premises for the expansion of Goa's Dabolim Airport, said Flag Officer-Commanding Goa Area (Foga), Rear Admiral S M Vadgaonkar.
"The land can be used to construct six to eight parking bays for civilian aircraft and will take care of their requirements", Admiral Vadgaonkar told reporters during the launch of two coast guard ships at Vasco today.
"We will hand over this land to the Airport Authority of India and it is for them to decide about its utilisation," he said.
Speaking about Goa government's decision to seek the Centre's intervention in expanding the Dabolim Airport, Vadgaonkar said that till date he had not received any written communication about it, though there were verbal requests and dialogue was on.
28/04/06 Zee News
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