Sunday, September 01, 2019

Rajahmundry airport to start cargo services soon

Rajahmundry: D Muralitharan, general manager, cargo, southern region, Chennai, on Thursday inspected cargo facilities at the Rajahmundry airport, including x-ray machines, door frame metal detectors, hand-held metal detectors and explosive trace detectors.
D Muralitharan and airport director M Raja Kishore took part in a stakeholders’ meeting at the airport in which it was identified that agro, marine, fish, soft crab and pharmacy shrimp would be the main cargo.

With the start of airbus operations, belly cargo can carry goods to the tune of three to four tonnes per trip, said the airport director.

The committee has recommended cargo operations for the airport and the Airport Authority of India has given operational clearance.

It is expected that security clearance from Bureau of Civil Aviation will be secured in the next few months leading to the beginning of cargo service in another four months.
01/09/19 Samson Raj/Times of India
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