Sunday, September 17, 2023

Gehlot ‘least interested’ in Kota airport, says Scindia

Jaipur: Union minister for civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday accused CM Ashok Gehlot of tardiness in handing over land needed for the Kota airport.

On Wednesday, Gehlot had visited the site of the proposed airport in Kota and had claimed that his government had cleared the land for the airport but the Union government was delaying the process.

Scindia on Saturday posted a riposte on his offical X account: “Gehlotji is least interested in the development of Kota Greenfield Airport. The state government has only allotted 33.4 hectares of land in favour of the Airport Authority of India. The total land required is 440 hectares of land. The process of diversion of remaining land is yet it carried out by the state inspite of several reminders by the civil aviation minister to them.”

He further wrote, “We have completed the topographical survey of the site, soil investigation and the process for onboarding an agency for conducting architectural and engineering consultancy.”

Referring to an earlier communication with the state government, the Union minister said, “The state had been apprised of the fact that the process of shifting the power grid line is important for obtaining necessary clearances. It is still pending at the level of the state government.”

Gehlot in a press conference in Kota on Wednesday had said, “The local authorities in Kota have cleared 44 acres of land for free for the airport. Rs 21 crore has also been transferred for diversion of forest land. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla is not playing a positive role in the development of the airport.”

17/09/2023 Times of India

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