In his letter to the Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb, Scindia underscored land requirements for Agartala Airport for Runway extension and Kailashahar Airport development.
Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia has sought Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s personal intervention in expediting the matters for strengthening of aviation infrastructure in the state, an official source said on Wednesday.
In his letter to the Tripura CM, Scindia underscored land requirements for Agartala Airport for Runway extension and Kailashahar Airport development.
He said that 48 acres of land is required at Agartala Airport for Runway extension and relocation of Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Range (DVOR). He also mentioned that 50.5 acres of land at Kamalpur Airport and 75 acres of land at Kailashahar Airport are required for development of these airports for civilian aircraft operations (ATR 72 type aircraft).
These land issues are impacting the implementation of various projects pertaining to the aviation sector in the state, the letter highlighted.
The union minister also wrote a letter to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami drawing his attention on land requirement at Dehradun for runway extension.
He said, “243 acres of land is required at Dehradun for Runway extension, establishment of New Terminal Building and other allied infrastructure.”
Besides, for development of heliports at Almora, Haldwani, Haridwar, Joshimath, Ramnagar, Mussoorie, Nainital and Dharchula, an amount of Rs. 8.44 crores each has been allocated, he said. These are required to be upgraded by the State Government, he added.
The union minister also mentioned that an amount of Rs. 0.36 crore is outstanding on part of the State Government as VGF share for Regional Air Connectivity Fund Trust (RACFT).