Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Clearances sought for Orvakal airport

Vijayawada: Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath on Tuesday called on Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and appealed to him to take steps for the commencement of the Bhogapuram international airport works and give the required approvals for the Orvakal airport, works of which have already been completed. Buggana said that the Orvakal airport is ready for inauguration once getting the clearances from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India.

Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Buggana informed that he discussed with the Civil Aviation Minister about the technicalities and other issues to be resolved before shifting the operations to the Bhogapuram airport from the existing airport in Vizag, which is under the control of the Navy.

“As the airport at Orvakal in Kurnool district is ready for inauguration, We urged the Centre to give exemption/concession in taxes, licence fee besides giving the required clearances at the earliest,” Buggana said and added that the Civil Aviation Minister responded positively to the State’s requests.

21/10/20 New Indian Express

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