Friday, August 24, 2018

Kalaburagi airport set for trial landing

Kalaburagi: The much-delayed Kalaburagi airport is likely to see the light of day as the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has approved the trial landing of aircraft. The proposed touchdown of the first aircraft is scheduled for Sunday.
According to official reports, of the three packages, 80% of works, taken up under Package I and Package II at a cost of ?90.66 crore and Rs 31.12 crore respectively have been completed. Of the total allocation of Rs 90.66 crore in Package I, the Public Works Department has spent around Rs 74.26 crore for constructing the 3.27-km runway, the 9.7 km peripheral road, and the compound wall.
In the Package II, as much as Rs. 7.28 crore is spent on building the terminal building, Air Traffic Control (ATC) building, electrical sub-station building, crash fire rescue building, underground tank, signage and direction boards.
Work on installing the Airfield Lighting System, automatic weather session instrument cables, air conditioning, baggage system, flight information display system are in progress.
24/08/18 The Hindu