Friday, September 14, 2018

Sindhudurg airport to bring North Goa closer

The upcoming Sindhudurg airport in the southern Konkan region of Maharashtra may be commissioned in December. The first test flight landed on Wednesday, kicking off a series of subsequent test flights that will continue to land in the next few months.
Mumbai-based IRB Infrastructure Developers that has developed the greenfield airport, also called Parule Chipi Airport, has spent an estimated Rs 520 crore on the project.
The nearest airport from this location is around 130 away at Dabolim, Goa. It is anticipated that a certain percentage of tourists landing at Dabolim Airport and headed to northern Goa may prefer this airport as the northern side of Maharashtra-Goa state border is just 50 km from the new airport.
On Wednesday, a Falcon 2000 12-seater aircraft made the maiden landing on the 2,500 metre, or 2.5 km, runway, which can be further extended up to 3.45 km. The 2,500 meter runway will be able to handle aircraft like the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.
14/09/18 DNA