Monday, December 07, 2020

MP seeks upgrade of Rajahmundry airport

Rajahmundry: Rajahmundry MP and YSRC chief whip in the Lok Sabha Margani Bharat has submitted a detailed report on the expansion of the airport in the city to handle more air traffic. He has also sought more regional connectivity. Bharat met Union civil aviation secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola in New Delhi and urged him to upgrade Rajahmundry airport, which is a key airport for the twin Godavari districts.

Rajahmundry airport caters to 70 lakh people of East and West Godavari. The existing terminal handles peak hour capacity of 225 passengers. A new terminal with 1,400 passengers was proposed. The MP also sought direct connectivity between Rajahmundry and New Delhi.

He said a preliminary estimate for construction of a new domestic departure terminal building and conversion of existing domestic terminal into arrival terminal at a cost of Rs 133.53 crore has been prepared. The estimates include civil works, escalators, elevators and car parking facility, he said.

07/12/20 Samson Raj/Times of India

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