Saturday, December 02, 2006

Air Deccan to reach Gulbarga, Hassan

Gulbarga: The Air Deccan has written a letter to the Karnataka government, dated November 24, expressing its readiness to provide its service in Gulbarga and Hassan, said V. P. Balegar, principal secretary to the infrastructure development department of the Karnataka government,on Wednesday.
Balegar said that the Union government had sought information on which company would provide its air facility if airports were started in Hassan and Gulbarga, for which it was ready to provide a special grant of Rs. 20 crore to the selected company.
He said that 567 acres of land has already been acquired in Srinivas Saradgi village, which is in the outskirts of Gulbarga City and he has asked the Gulbarga deputy commissioner to acquire another 125 acres of land for expanding the proposed Gulbarga airport into an international airport.Balegar said the construction of Gulbarga airport would commence as soon as the Airport Authority of India gave its nod.
The principal secretary to the infrastructure development department said that the Karnataka government has proposed to have airports in 12 district headquarters of the state.
02/12/06 Times of India
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