Sunday, February 07, 2016

Maha govt seeks aerodrome licence for Shirdi airport

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has sought approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to start flight operations from the under-construction airport at the pilgrimage town of Shirdi, a senior government official said.

"Air connectivity to Shirdi will promote tourism and boost industrial development in Ahmednagar district," Prem Singh Meena, Additional Chief Secretary of the Maharashtra General Administration Department, told PTI.

"DGCA officials, during their last visit to the airport site, had raised objections on a part of the airport boundary wall which was incomplete, and thus, the aerodrome licence was not given," he said.

"Work on a 2,500-metre airstrip and the disputed boundary wall has been completed, besides other pending works," he said.

"We have again applied to DGCA for aerodrome licence. We expect to get it within three months so that we can start (operation of) non-scheduled flights.
07/02/16 Business Standard
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