Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kial MD spl officer for Sabari airport project

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has appointed V Thulasidas, managing director of the Kannur International Airport Ltd (Kial) as the special officer for the proposed greenfield airport at Sabarimala. The government had earlier appointed US-based Louis Berger Consulting Private Ltd for conducting economical, technical and feasibility study of the proposed airport.
Thulasidas has been entrusted with the task of coordinating the works with the consultancy for getting environment impact clearances and for the Union civil aviation ministry’s approval for the project.

It was a search committee comprising Tom Jose, chief secretary; Manoj Joshi, additional chief secretary (finance), and Madhavan Nambiar, former secretary, Union ministry of civil aviation, which selected Thulasidas as the special officer of the project. Thulasidas is also the former chairman of Air India.

The government had asked the consulting agency in October to submit its report within nine months and to complete the formalities for getting clearances from central agencies.
10/12/19 Times of India
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