Tuesday, November 16, 2021

TN Seeks Centre's Cooperation To Clear Decks Faced In Expansion Of 4 Airports Across State

The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Centre to clear the hurdles faced in the expansion of four airports in the State and declare the Madurai airport as an international airport following the land acquisition and transfer to the Airports Authority of India.

The State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, who took part in the Chief Ministers and State Finance Ministers conference led by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday, requested the Centre to formulate a data-sharing protocol thereby allowing States to access data like income tax, ADHAAR, Covid, among others.

"The Minister sought the cooperation of the Centre to resolve the bottlenecks being faced in the expansion of four major airports -- Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli and Tuticorin," an official release here said.

Rajan informed Sitharaman, at the meeting held on virtual mode, said the land acquisition and transfer of Madurai Airport to Airports Authority of India have been completed and urged the Centre to declare it as an international airport soon to facilitate more trade and flights to the region.

16/11/21 PTI/Republicworld

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