AAI allowed to shift HAL airport infra

AAI allowed to shift HAL airport infra

During the hearing of a petition relating to opening of HAL airport for commercial operation, the Airport Authority of India (AAI), submitted that since the Court had ordered status quo, the equipment and other facilities at the Airport were lying defunct. The Authority sought permission of the court to move the infrastructure to any other airport till the matter is disposed of finally. It said new equipment would be installed if necessary in future.

“ The AAI has given categorical undertaking that in the event of allowing the writ petition they would re-equip the airport with needed infrastructure,” the Division Bench comprising Justices K Sreedhar Rao and L Narayanaswamy observed while allowing the prayer.

The Bench further adjourned the hearing of a batch of petitions seeking re-opening of the HAL airport on the ground that a Parliamentary committee on transport, culture and tourism had recommended so. The airport was closed for commercial operations in May 2008.

Report sought

The High Court has directed the State government to submit a report on construction of court building at Kolar. Ramegowda and others have moved the court alleging delay in the launching the work. They had stated that the government granted Rs one crore in 2006-07 and the land was yet to be identified.