Jyotiraditya Scindia writes to CMs of Tripura and Uttarakhand to expedite strengthening of aviation infrastructure in State
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has written to Chief Ministers of Tripura and Uttarakhand, requesting their personal intervention in expediting the matters for strengthening of aviation infrastructure in their States.
The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has embarked upon development and expansion of airports in the country at a cost of 20 thousand crore rupees in the next 4 to 5 years in order to meet the growing passenger demand in the country.
While writing to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Mr Scindia, underscored the issues that are impacting the implementation of various projects pertaining to the aviation sector in the state. They include 48 acres of land at Agartala Airport for Runway extension and relocation of Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Range.
Mr Scindia also drew the attention of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami on the issues including 43 acre land requirement at Dehradun for Runway extension, establishment of New Terminal Building and other allied infrastructure.
Besides, Mr Scindia also wrote to Chief Ministers of Manipur and Haryana, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Jammu and Kashmir and Administrator of Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, for their personal intervention in expediting aviation infrastructure under Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik).
The scheme was launched in 2016 to enhance regional air connectivity from unserved and underserved airports in the country by making air travel affordable to the masses.