Thursday, December 28, 2017

Maha CM approves extension of Akola airport runway

Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed extension of the runway of Akola airport in east Maharashtra.

He also ordered setting up of a Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) cell in the Maharashtra Airport Development Company Ltd (MADC).

MADC is a Special Purpose Company (SPC) constituted in 2002 by the state government to play a lead role in the planning and implementation of the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) project.

MADC is also supposed to take up development of other airports in the state not managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Air Force (IAF) in order to provide air connectivity between district headquarters and state Capital, Mumbai.

The decisions to extend the Akola airport runway and setting up the RCS cell were taken by the chief minister at the 62nd meeting of the board of directors of the MADC here.
28/12/17 TI/