Thursday, September 06, 2018

Airport plan yet to take off

Tanjavur: Air travellers in delta districts may have to wait longer for enjoying the benefit of the UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Central Government.

At the start of 2018, Thanjavur was identified along with Vellore in Tamil Nadu under phase II of UDAN for operation of domestic flights with ATR aircraft this year.

Spicejet was awarded the Thanjavur-Chennai route for operating 70 to 80 seater planes. But, construction of the terminal building is yet to be taken up pending completion of process of exchange of land between Airports Authority of India and Indian Air Force that has been using the air strip in Thanjavur.

Business and industry sector in delta districts apprehend that the Thanjavur will be left out of UDAN II under which 43 airports and helipads in the country were proposed to be connected.
06/09/18 The Hindu