Friday, December 23, 2016

13 towns in TN to get air connectivity

As many as 13 towns in Tamil Nadu would get affordable air connectivity under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of Civil Aviation Ministry and Chennai would have another air terminal in three years, Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey said here on Wednesday.

Talking to press persons here, he said that roughly 400 airstrips remained unutilised in the country and the Ministry had identified 398 under-served and un-served airports and airstrips to provide air connectivity. Arakonam, Chettinadu, Cholavaram, Hosur, Kayathar, Neyveli, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sulur, Tambaram, Thanjavur, Ulundurpet and Vellore had been identified for air connectivity under RCS and the Centre had sanctioned Rs.4,500 crore for this purpose.

The RCS envisioned domestic ticketing of Rs.30 crore by 2022 and Rs 50 crore by 2027, he added.
23/12/16 The Hindu
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