Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Meghalaya: Umroi Airport among the seven to be upgraded by 2022

Shillong: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to upgrade runways in seven different airports across the country by March 2022, senior officials said on Sunday.

The seven airports are in Jammu (J&K), Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Umroi (Meghalaya), Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu).

The officials also stated that they would expand the runway at the Jammu airport from 2,042 metres to 2,438 metres by March next year.

The extension of the Kolhapur airport runway from 1,370 metres to 2,300 metres has begun and will be completed by December this year, the officials mentioned.

The officials stated that an airport runway is designed for a particular type of aircraft and also depends on traffic demand and other factors.

They also informed that the runway at Umroi Airport would be extended and strengthened by December this year.

28/09/20 North East Today

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