Wednesday, November 29, 2017

International cargo terminal at Madurai airport to become operational by Dec 15

Coimbatore: The international cargo terminal at Madurai airport is expected to become operational from December 15.

Coming as it does almost seven years after the airport was declared customs airport by the Union Finance Ministry in December 2010, the commencement of international cargo handling at Madurai airport after all these years "will be a boon to the region", S Rethinavelu, Senior President, Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madurai, said.

"We at the Chamber have been persistently following up with the government to permit exim cargo handling as there is abundant scope for cargo export from this region.Sizeable quantities of vegetables, flowers, fruits, textiles/made ups, handloom products, engineering goods, medical equipments, granite icons and other products are exported regularly from the southern districts of Madurai, Dindigul, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram, Theni, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari through other airports.
29/11/17 LN Revathy/Business Line