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Scindia seeks KCR’s lend a hand in airports enlargement in Telangana


HYDERABAD: Union minister for civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia wrote to Leader Minister Okay. Chandrashekar Rao asking for his private intervention in strengthening aviation infrastructure in Telangana.

In a letter to the Leader Minister on Thursday, Scindia drew Rao’s consideration to the problem of extension of the duration of concession settlement for Hyderabad Global Airport Restricted (HIAL). He discussed {that a} concession settlement (CA) dated December 20, 2004, used to be signed between ministry of civil aviation and HIAL for construction, development, operation and upkeep of the Hyderabad Global Airport.

 

When it comes to clause 13.7.1 of CA, M/S HIAL asked for extension of its concession duration for some other 30 years past the preliminary 30 years, i.e. past March 23, 2038, until 23.03.2068.

The state govt used to be asked to re-evaluate the request of the HIAL for extension of the duration of concession settlement and furnish its suggestions to the ministry of civil aviation, Scindia famous in his letter.

Scindia additionally underscored the problem of operationalisation of Warangal airport and its inclusion beneath Regional Connectivity Scheme RCS-UDAN. He discussed that Warangal airport used to be inside of 150 km aerial distance of Hyderabad Global Airport and might be advanced with mutually agreeable answers, to be explored by means of the Telangana govt in collaboration with the HIAL and Airports Authority of India (AAI).

 

It can be recalled that, when the state govt in undivided Andhra Pradesh and GMR workforce entered right into a memorandum of figuring out (MOU) in 2004 for the improvement of the global airport at Shamshabad, a clause used to be integrated within the settlement that no new airport can be accredited inside of 150 km radius of the RGIA for a duration of 30 years. The global airport at Shamshabad changed into operational in March 2008.

This rule used to be integrated to safeguard the industry pursuits of the GMR workforce because the airport used to be advanced by means of it making an investment a number of 1000’s of crores of rupees.

 

The Telangana govt has now proposed to increase six new airports within the state. Of them, two airports in Warangal and Mahbubnagar are falling inside the radius of 150 kms of Hyderabad airport, for which the state govt wishes to hunt exemption from the Centre.


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