Monday, November 29, 1999

Mangalore city airport likely to go international

News posted by

Bajpe (Mangalore), May 15 (ANI): Union Civil Aviation minister Praful Patel on Saturday said that the proposal to convert the Mangalore city airport into a international one would soon be taken to the Union Cabinet.Speaking after inaugurating a world-class terminal at the Mangalore city airport in Karnataka, Praful Patel said: "We will definitely take this proposal to the Union Cabinet at the earliest to convert this into an international airport. See, one of the requirements of the International Airport Declaration is a 9000 feet runway. That is why I announced that (the work) on this, 1000 feet runway will be taken up at the earliest."Constructed at a cost of 1.6 billion rupees, the State of the art terminal building is expected to be a catalyst of growth in the region.Patel said that the terminal was a "shining example" of Mangalore's prosperity and progress added that infrastructural development was holistic and not limited to a few states.angaloreans hope that the terminal would be converted into a full-fledged international airport and that the cargo movement will begin from here at the earliest.Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa was also present on the occasion. (ANI)

News posted by

Click here to read more news from
Please follow our blogs



No comments:

Post a Comment