Belagavi Airport Set for Major Development as Central Government Sanctions ₹230 Crore Project major discussion held in the Airport Authority Advisory Committee meeting.
In a significant boost to regional connectivity and economic development, the Aviation Ministry Central government of India has granted approval for the preparation of a detailed project report worth ₹230 crores for the expansion and modernization of Belagavi Airport. The decision was announced during the recent Airport Authority Advisory Committee meeting held at Belagavi Airport, where the next steps for the ambitious development plan were discussed.
The proposed development plan aims to transform Belagavi Airport into a state-of-the-art aviation hub, capable of catering to the growing demands of passengers and cargo transportation. The airport’s expansion is seen as a vital step in enhancing connectivity within the region and bolstering trade and tourism.
During the meeting, discussions centered on the key aspects of the expansion project, which involves the acquisition of approximately 56 acres of land adjacent to the existing airport premises. The District Collector of Belagavi emphasized the urgency of acquiring the land and requested that necessary measures be taken promptly. The acquisition is essential to accommodate the planned infrastructure, including new terminals, runways, and support facilities.
The Airport Authority Advisory Committee meeting witnessed the presence of several esteemed dignitaries and officials, including MP Ms. Mangal S Angadi, Member Mr. Bharata Deshpande, Mr. Sanjay Bhandari, Mr. AYG Deyannavara, Mr. Gurudev Patil, Ms. Priyanka Azrekar, Mr. Anup Kate, and Airport Director Mr. S. Thyagarajan. Their participation highlighted the importance of the project and the commitment of various stakeholders towards its successful execution.
Airport Director Mr. S. Thyagarajan, in his presentation, briefed the attendees about the existing passenger facilities and services available at Belagavi Airport and outlined the proposed development activities. He emphasized that the expansion project aims to enhance the overall passenger experience and facilitate seamless air travel.
In response to the presentation, The Airport Authority Advisory Committee members commended the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for taking proactive measures to improve the infrastructure at Belagavi Airport. They also offered valuable suggestions to further optimize the expansion plan and ensure its alignment with the region’s future aviation needs.
The development of Belagavi Airport is expected to foster economic growth in the region by attracting increased business investments and boosting tourism. With the infusion of ₹230 crore into the project, the airport is poised to witness significant improvements, which will have a ripple effect on the local economy.
The expansion project is anticipated to create job opportunities, both directly and indirectly, benefitting the local workforce and stimulating ancillary industries. It will also encourage international airlines to consider Belagavi Airport as a potential destination, thereby elevating the city’s status on the global aviation map.
Moreover, the expansion will allow the airport to accommodate larger aircraft and handle a higher volume of air traffic, reducing congestion and enhancing overall operational efficiency.
As the detailed project report takes shape, authorities are committed to ensuring that the expansion adheres to strict environmental regulations and maintains a sustainable approach to minimize its impact on the ecosystem.
The approval of the ₹230 crore project for the development of Belagavi Airport marks a defining moment in the city’s aviation history. The expansion is set to transform the airport into a modern aviation hub, contributing significantly to the socio-economic development of the region. With the collaborative efforts of the central government, the Airport Authority of India, and The Airport Authority Advisory Committee, the dream of a world-class airport in Belagavi inches closer to reality.
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