RTI Unveils Belagavi Airport’s Advancements: Expansion Blueprints, Flight Connections, and Future Developments Revealed
The Belagavi Core Development Group recently filed a Right to Information (RTI) application seeking information about the infrastructure updates at Belagavi Airport (IXG). The group’s endeavor to shed light on the airport’s developments has yielded significant insights into the future plans for terminal building expansion, flight connectivity, and more.
According to the information received in response to the RTI application, the proposed expansion of the terminal building is currently in the planning stage. This suggests that measures are being taken to upgrade the existing infrastructure to cater to the growing number of passengers. The expansion aims to provide a better travel experience and accommodate the increasing demand for air travel in the region.
RTI Queries and Their Replies
1) Expansion of the Terminal Building:
The Belagavi Core Development Group filed an RTI and received information regarding the airport’s infrastructure updates. In response to question 1, it was stated that the expansion of the terminal building at Belagavi Airport is proposed and is currently in the planning stage. This suggests that there are plans to upgrade the existing terminal to accommodate the growing passenger demand.
2) Status of the Dedicated Air Cargo Terminal:
For question 2, the Belagavi Core Development Group’s query regarding the status of the dedicated air cargo terminal, which was proposed in the old terminal building and pending approval, was forwarded to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for a response. Specific details about the status of the air cargo terminal were not provided in the given information.
3) Status of Renaming of the Airport:
Similarly, for question 3, which pertains to the status of renaming the airport to Rani Channamma Airport and any proposals received, the query was also forwarded to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The provided information does not reveal the current status or any proposals related to the renaming of the airport.
4) Existing Runway Size and Handling Capacity:
According to the Airport Authority of India (AAI), the current runway length at Belagavi Airport is 2300 meters by 40 meters. The handling capacity of passengers in the terminal is stated to be 0.60 million passengers per annum (MPPA). This information indicates the airport’s current capabilities in terms of runway size and passenger capacity.
5) Delhi to Belagavi Flight Connectivity:
In response to question 5, it was stated that there is no scheduled flight connectivity between Delhi and Belagavi as per the slot allocation. However, M/s Star An operates flights between Belagavi and Mumbai with weekly connectivity. The specific frequency of these flights and the number of movements per week were not mentioned in the information received through the RTI.
The Belagavi Core Development Group deserves commendation for filing the RTI and seeking information about the infrastructural updates at Belagavi Airport. Their proactive approach in utilizing the Right to Information Act to acquire details about the airport’s expansion, cargo terminal, renaming, and flight connectivity demonstrates their dedication to promoting transparency and development in their community.
It is worth noting that the information related to the dedicated air cargo terminal and the renaming of the airport was transferred to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for further clarification. The reasons for the ministry not providing detailed responses on these matters are uncertain. However, it is hoped that the Ministry of Civil Aviation will address these queries and provide the necessary information in due course.
Overall, the Belagavi Core Development Group’s efforts to gather information about the Belagavi Airport’s infrastructure updates through the RTI process exemplify their commitment to the betterment of the airport and their community.
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