Hubballi Airport ready for Airbus landing: RVD

Minister for Large and Medium Industries R V Deshpande (RVD) on Tuesday claimed that the Hubballi Airport was ready for the Airbus aircraft to land there.

Briefing reporters at the ‘Make in Karnataka’ conference, Deshpande said, “Hubballi Airport runway has been extended to accommodate Airbus. Now, only ATRs are operating. There is huge potential for bigger aircraft to operate.”

“I spoke to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and he was sympathetic. However, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI) will have to act. We are on the job,” Deshpande said.

Ongoing projects
He said similarly AAI has to help promote ongoing projects across Karnataka, including Belagavi and Kalaburagi.

“We can promote private airports like the one in Torangal (Ballari district), owned by JSW. This will help us promote tourism as it is located strategically near the tourist hub of Hampi,” the minister said.

The government is doing its best to encourage small and medium enterprises to boost employment, he said.
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