Thursday, August 22, 2019

Delay in handing over land hits Vellore airport project

Civil work is under way at Abdullapuram, site of the proposed Vellore airport.
With the Airports Authority of India making efforts to complete the task, it was believed that the State Highways department’s delay in handing over land required for connecting runway to the terminal building will delay the project. The revised deadline for the project was June 2019 but the State officials pleaded their helplessness in handing over the land in the wake of the Lok Sabha elections.
Vellore Airport was sanctioned under the second phase regional connectivity scheme (RCS) of UDAN, but the Union Government is finalising work to be completed under UDAN 3. According to AAI officials, the terminal building on Asanambut Road was nearing completion. Besides Vellore, Thanjavur was chosen in Tamil Nadu under phase II of UDAN for the operation of domestic flights with ATR aircraft.
22/08/19 The Hindu
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