Saturday, June 04, 2022

We have not received any proposal for construction of Greenfield airport in Assam's Silchar: Civil Aviation Ministry

The Civil Aviation Ministry following a RTI query said that it has not received any proposal for construction of a Greenfield airport in Assam’s Silchar.

Chief Public Information Officer (Under Secretary) of the Civil Aviation Ministry Amit Kumar Jha following a query under the Right to Information Act categorically said that the ministry has not received any proposal for construction of a Green field airport at Silchar in Assam.

He said that the Government has formulated a Green Field Airports (GFA) Policy, 2008 which provides guidelines, procedure and conditions for establishment of new Green field Airports in the country.

“As per policy, an airport developer, including the state Government, willing to establish an airport is required to send a proposal to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in the prescribed format for a two-stage process -- site clearance followed by in-principle approval,” the official said in his reply to the RTI queries.

Government has accorded in-principle approval for setting up of 21 Green field airports across the country, the May 31 reply said.

Assam cabinet on Sunday decided that a payment of Rs one lakh as compensation would be provided to each of the 1,263 families of Doloo tea garden (a total of Rs 12.63 cr) as a goodwill gesture for their cooperation in the development work of Greenfield airport at Silchar.

04/06/22 Bikash Singh/Economic Times

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