Union Civil Aviation Minister assures support to Telangana
Hyderabad, Sept 11 (Maxim News): Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia has assured that the Central government would extend full support to the Shamshabad International Airport in Hyderabad for its development, expansion as passenger traffic from other countries have increased since Telangana state is developing as the financial hub in the country.
The Union Minister also made it clear that adequate measures would be taken for the formation of six new Airports as requested by the State government. The Union Minister, who is in the city to participate in several program, met Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan here on Saturday in the city as a courtesy call. The CM has invited the union minister for a Lunch, which was arranged in honour of the Minister.
Later in the discussion, the CM requested the Union Minister Scindia that since Telangana state is growing as an economic growth centre and Hyderabad is fast becoming the international City, more facilities should be developed to operate flights from the International Airport in Hyderabad to other countries. He brought to the notice of the union minister that since Hyderabad is fast becoming a Business, IT, Health, Tourism and Business Hub and the Telangana state is expanding, people are visiting from other places in the country and from several international cities, hence direct flight connectivity should be increased for countries like South East Asia, Europe, USA from Hyderabad.
The Chief Minister also requested the Union Minister to take immediate measures, extend support for the setting up and development of six Airports and make them operational. The CM also asked the union minister to get Metro rail connectivity to the Hyderabad International Airport.
Responding, the Union Minister said, total support would be extended for the Hyderabad International Airport, as Hyderabad is developing as an international city. He said there is a need to develop further the existing Hyderabad Airport. Jyotiraditya Scindia said immediate measures would be taken at Mamunnoor in Warangal, which is part of the proposals for 6 airports, Airport Authority Land (AI) for ATR Operations soon. He said technical clearance would be given for the proposed Airport at Jakranpally in Nizamabad district. He also said that his ministry would examine and monitor to set up Airport at Adilabad with support from the Airforce. The Union Minister assured the CM that for the landing and take off of small aircraft at Pedapalli (Basanth Nagar), Kothagudem, Devarakadra (Mahboob Nagar), the matter would be re-examined and necessary action would be taken.
In this programme, Ministers KT Rama Rao, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Mahmood Ali, MPs Santosh Kumar, Ranjith Reddy, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, CM Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao, Secretaries Ms Smita Sabharwal, Rajsekhar Reddy, Union Civil Aviation secretary Pradeep Karola, Join Secretary Dubey, Special CS Ramakrishna Rao, Principal Secretary (Transport) Sunil Sharma, GMR Group Chairman Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao and others participated in the meeting . (Maxim News)