Sunday, January 14, 2018

Gannavaram Airport will be upgraded in 2 months

Vijayawada: Gannavaram Airport has been moving towards transforming itself into an International Airport. After three-and-a-half years, the prominence given by the government did not yield fruitful results. There was only one positive aspect, i.e. increase of traffic. By February end, the Migration chamber will start functioning and by March-end or April, the International flights will start from this airport. Before the division of the state, the traffic in the Gannavaram Airport was 2 lakh passengers per annum. After three-and-a-half years, it has increased to 8 lakhs per annum, which is a considerable growth, but not up to expectations.
From January 19 onwards, Air India is going to start its flights to Mumbai from the Gannavaram Airport. From March onwards, Indigo is going to start services from this airport.

From mid-2017 only, the speed of Capital growth has been accelerated. SRM, VIT Universities have started their activities in Amaravati. IT companies have started in the well-populated Medha Towers. The real estate ventures have been boosted  this year. New ventures are also coming up in this year, 2018. The representations to the state government from foreign companies have increased recently. South Korea, Singapore companies’ representatives have made many more visits in the last one year. All these will boost  the traffic of the Airport.
14/01/18 Deccan Chronicle