Friday, January 10, 2020

Telangana aims to boost air connectivity in state

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has sought the central government’s help to re-activate old airports as well as establish a chain of greenfield airports and heliports to connect the remote parts of the state
“It would help connect distant districts such as Adilabad and allow easy access to tourist destinations such as Yadadri... we will request the central government’s funding support for creating the infrastructure and request the ministry for necessary approvals,” Telangana IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao said while addressing participants at a curtainraiser for WINGS 2020 at New Delhi. The event will be held at Begumpet airport in the city during March 12-15.

Rao said the state government is working towards making Warangal airport functional as it will boost regional air transport and support the upcoming Kakatiya Mega Textile Park.

“We also intend to open a heliport at Warangal airport on a subsidy basis so that investors and operators find it viable,” he said, adding that a greenfield airport is being planned at Kothagudam that can connect the coal belt, mines and power sector ecosystem around Khammam district and an airport is also proposed at Jakranpally, which will support the upcoming Pharma City NIMZ.
10/01/20 Times of India
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