Jyotiraditya Scindia writes to CMs of Telangana, Meghalaya for strengthening aviation infrastructure
Civil Aviation has written to Chief Ministers of Telangana and Meghalaya, asking their intervention in promoting various matters for establishing aviation infrastructure.
- In his note to K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana, Scindia sought to highlight the issue of extension of the period of Concession Agreement for Hyderabad International Airport Limited (HIAL).
Hyderabad International Airport
- He mentioned that a Concession Approval (CA) dated December 20, 2004, has been executed among the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and HIAL for the community, construction, opera, fiction, and resources of Hyderabad International Airport.
In terms of clause 13.7.1 of CA, HIAL has asked for an extension of its permit period for another 30 years beyond the initial 30 years, beyond March 23, 2038, and till 23.03.2068. The State Government has been requested to re-examine the request of HIAL for extension of the period of the Concession Agreement and furnish its advice to the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Scindia also underlined the issue of operationalization of Warangal Airport and its inclusion under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN. He mentioned that Warangal Airport is within 150 km aerial distance of HIAL and can be developed with a mutually agreeable solution, to be explored by the State Government with HIAL and Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Scindia asked the personal intervention of Conrad K Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, in the expeditious operationalization of Tura Airport.
Airports Authority of India
Sangma was requested to look into issues relating to the Request of the Meghalaya Government to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for taking over the Tura Airport, AAI, and the draft MOU sent to State Government in 2013.
- Afterward, for expansion and development of the airport for operationalization of ATR-72 type of aircraft, AAI offered a proposal for acquisition of 56.5 acres of land and a DPR with a development cost of ₹183.63 crores to State Government vide letter dated 12.06.2017. State Government vide letter dated 18.08.2020 informed that survey is concluded and rule of obstacle removal is being received.
AAI vide letter dated 18.09.2020 requested additional information regarding existing infrastructure, land, finance, traffic request, and response plan.
As per the Air Safety condition, the requirement of Runway End Safety Area (RESA) of 240 m x 60m is recommended, and VFR operation with Easy Access Lighting (SAPL) is proposed in Phase-1 along with Cityside infrastructure, runway length.
So an additional land of 68.5 acres has to be acquired. Thus, 125 acres needed to be acquired and handed over to AAI, free from all encumbrances and free of cost, for the development of Phase-I the airport.
Further, for IFR operations with ILS and CAT-1 Lighting System, additional land of 115 Acre may be saved by State Governments.
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