Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Include Belagavi under Udaan scheme: Forum

Belagavi: As the list of airports under the third phase of the Udaan scheme is being finalised by the aviation ministry and is likely to be declared on October 31, the Professionals Forum, Belagavi led by its secretary Rajendra Mundada submitted a memorandum to civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu through the deputy commissioner here on Monday.
The memorandum states that by all considerations like load factor, aircraft parking space, passenger handling capacity and customer satisfaction index, the Sambra Airport stands first and thus is highly meritorious for selection under Udaan. “Air connectivity to this fast-growing city to many destinations is a must for all round growth of industries, commerce, tourism, education, health services and export. If Belagavi airport is not considered under Udaan, the city’s growth will take a huge blow and will backtrack 20 years on the road to progress,” the Forum said.
30/10/18 Times of India