Sunday, October 07, 2018

Vellore airport infrastructure to be ready by June 2019: AAI

Chennai: Vellore Airport, selected under the second phase regional connectivity scheme (RCS) of UDAN is likely to have required infrastructure for operations by June 2019, according to S Sreekumar, regional executive director, southern region, Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Sreekumar told Express that the required infrastructure will be ready by June next year after which clearances and licences will be required for operation.

Currently, the runway work is being undertaken and we expect it to be completed by March 2019, he said. Meanwhile, the proposed terminal for Vellore airport is likely to come up in government land. “We will not be going in for acquisition,” he said.

The State government is likely to allocate the land, and by the month end, work on building the terminal will be awarded.
07/10/18 C Shivakumar/New Indian Express