Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bhogapuram airport will happen, says civil aviation minister​

Visakhapatnam: Making it clear that an international airport would be developed in Bhogapuram, Union minister of civil aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju said, "Modern airport is going to come up in Vizag." At the same time, he urged chief ministers of different states to bring down VAT on ATF (aviation turbine fuel) on the lines of ​what ​AP government​ did. The TDP regime had reduced ​VAt on ATF to 1%.
Participating in the tourism session organised ​at the CII Partnership Summit on Tuesday, the civil aviation minister said, "There are only three modern airports in India in the sense with parallel runways​ ​and they are in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Delhi. India needs to modernise its airports and east and west coasts need modern airports," he said.
Referring to tourism potential in AP, he said, "AP has all types of terrain. We have abundance of water, the Eastern Ghats and a picturesque Vizag-Bheemili road and Vizianagaram Fort. AP has everything for a tourist."
13/01/16 Times of India
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