Saturday, September 29, 2018

Remove cargo unit, Kerala State Industrial Enterprises told

Thiruvananthapuram: In a cause for concern for the cargo operations of Thiruvananthapuram international airport, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has asked the Kerala State Industrial Enterprises (KSIE) to vacate the cargo handling facility near the international terminal building.

The AAI has raised the demand citing that the space was required for the expansion of the airport terminal as well as setting up of remote parking bays.
While the AAI suggested that the international cargo handling could be also done from the cargo complex at Shanghumugham side of the airport, sources said that it would have practical problems especially with regard to handling of perishable export cargo.
If AAI insists on shifting the cargo handling facility, KSIE may suggest another alternative space near the international terminal building for relocating the facility.
The state public sector undertaking KSIE has been running the cargo complex at the Thiruvananthapuram airport over the last many years.
29/09/18 Arjun Raghunath/Deccan Chronicle