Monday, August 14, 2017

Orvakal Airport to become a reality soon

Amaravati: The State government is taking steps towards realising the dream of Orvakal Airport which is expected to boost the economic scenario in Rayalaseema region within one year. The government has given administrative sanction for works of Orvakal Airport worth Rs 88.5 crore under packages 1 and 2 under public private partnership (PPP) model. The Chief Minister laid foundation stone for airport works on June 21 and the project has to be completed within nine months from the date of award of contract.
Bhogapuram International Airport Corporation Limited (BIACL), which is the project proponent for development of other greenfield airports at Dagadarthi (Nellore district), Orvakal (Kurnool district), Donakonda and Nagarjunasagar airports along with Bhogapuram Airport, requested the State government to accord administrative sanction for package-1 and 2 works.
Tenders were invited for package-1 works for an amount of Rs 62 crore and after due process of bidding, M/s KCVR Infra Projects Private Limited, Hyderabad, expressed interest for the package-I works to be executed at a cost of Rs 52.35 crore at 4.59% less than the estimated cost for the development of Orvakal Airport.
14/08/17 Hans India