Thursday, August 15, 2019

BSY gives nod for Shivamogga airport

Bengaluru: Chief minister BS Yediyurappa doled out an Independence Day bonanza for the people of his home-district Shivamogga.
In a one-man cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Yediyurappa approved a proposal to develop a greenfield airport at Shivamogga at an estimated cost of Rs 38 crore. Chief secretary and principal secretaries of other departments attended the meeting.
Officials said the new airport will be operational in a year’s time and commercial operators like TruJet have already agreed to run flights. “It’s being built solely on government investment,” said Kapil Mohan, principal secretary, infrastructure department. Mohan said 700 acres of land have already been acquired for the project and construction of the runway and terminal will begin soon. The cabinet also gave green signal to develop Shivamogga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur railway line and administrative approval to fill up 66 tanks in Soraba taluk, Shivamogga, by lifting water from Varada river.
15/08/19 Times of India

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