Home News CM promises Mangalore Airport runw...
Sunday, 29 September 2013 19:59

CM promises Mangalore Airport runway expansion

E-mail Print PDF
Mangalore, Sep 29: The issue of expanding the runway of Mangalore International Airport (MIA) was raised at the review meeting of developmental works in Dakshina Kannada chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday in his maiden visit to the district after being elected as CM of Karnataka.

In the meeting held at Deputy Commissioner’s office in the city, Mangalore South MLA J R Lobo stressed that the expansion of runway was very necessary for the improvement of the airport to international standards. The runway needs to be expanded before the Calicut International Airport is upgraded with better facilities to international standard, as air traffic in Mangalore will be considerably affected once Calicut airport is revamped, he said, urging the Chief Minister to immediately undertake its expansion.

Responding to this request, Siddaramaiah agreed that the expansion was indeed necessary and said that he would make the necessary arrangements for its commencement.

In accord with this, Deputy Commissioner N Prakash placed a request in front of the Chief Minister for funds necessary for the expansion of the runway. He said that a sum of Rs 138.38 crore was required for acquisition of land and rehabilitation of families that would facilitate the expansion. An additional sum of Rs 550 crore will be required to fill up the 40-metre deep valley at the end of the runway, he said.

Siddaramaiah promised to look into the needs of the Mangalore airport.





Like [3]Dislike [1] #1 Ansar Ahmed, Padil, karmar, Mangalore2013-09-29
The present airport is sufficient to cater the passengers of travellers from mangalore to all domestic and international sector based on the existing volume of traffic. The first and the foremost we need a full fledged central bus stand, it is still not materialized. Secondly, development of road

Add comment

1. reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
2. is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
3. Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
4. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid rejection.

Security code
Refresh (click the refresh link if image is not clear)

In the News


Belthangady, Apr 18: After the unnatural death of Bhagyashree in Marodi village in ...


Mumbai, April 18: The 803rd Urs (annual feast) celebrations of the revered saint Hazrat ...

[5 Comments] Read

Mangaluru, Apr 18: Stressing that the proposed drinking water project at Mekedatu in ...

[1 Comment] Read

Karkala, Apr 18: Udupi district crime division along with the help of Karkala police, on ...

[2 Comments] Read

Bengaluru, Apr 18: Normal life in the country's IT capital and several parts of Karnataka ...


Mangaluru, Apr 18: In a daring fraud, an imposter has managed to ‘sell’ a land worth ...


Mysuru, April 18: A 22-year-old youth was done to death, allegedly by his former roommate ...

[2 Comments] Read

Bengaluru, Apr 17: In a scene straight out of the movies, a 25-year-old electrical ...

[3 Comments] Read

Belagavi, April 18: BJP leader and Rajya Sabha Member Prabhakar Kore has warned that he ...

[1 Comment] Read

Mangaluru, Apr 18: Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said that the exit ...


Mangaluru, Apr 17: After the fate of the hanging bridge at Tannirbavi on the outskirts of ...


Srinagar, April 17: Clashes erupted between stone pelting protesters and the security ...

[2 Comments] Read

Sydney, Apr 17: A young Australian woman has emerged as a hero on social media and in her ...

[6 Comments] Read

Mangaluru, Apr 17: Alleging that the state government were turning a blind eye to the ...


Mathura, Apr 17: Christian priests in Mathura on Friday raised security concern after an ...