Prabhu inspects Sindhudurg Airport construction work

Prabhu inspects Sindhudurg Airport construction work

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, reviewed the on-going work of the greenfield airport at Parule-Chipi in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

The construction of the taxiway, apron and isolation bay has been completed and work on the airfield ground lighting is on.

Nearly 80% work on the construction of passenger terminal building, ATC tower and the technical building has been completed and the remaining work will be finished in a month’s time.

The work on the construction of ancillary buildings will be completed in a month. The airport will have a 2500-metre runway with provision for future development.

During the meeting, the minister said air-connectivity to the Konkan region fulfils the objectives of UDAN-RCS (UdeDeshkaAamNaagrik- Regional Connectivity Scheme) of the Government of India which will help people fly and make air travel affordable and widespread, give boost to inclusive economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development.

The minister also said the construction of the Sindhudurg airport will not only provide better connectivity to the Konkan region of Maharashtra but also boost tourism in this scenic area of the state.

"Connectivity to the areas of north Karnataka, western Maharashtra and parts of Goa will also improve with the construction of these two airports in the Konkan region," he said.