Union Civil Aviation Ministry units the stage for 1100 acres Greenfield Airport at Uttarakhand`s Pantnagar


Union Civli Aviation Ministry on Saturday (June 25) cleared the deck for Greenfield Airport at Uttrakhand’s Pantnagar by submitting pre-feasibility report for airport.

The pre-feasibility report was submitted by Aviation Secretary Pradeep Kharola and Airport Authority of India chairman Arvind Singh to Uttrakhand Chief Minister  Trivendra Singh Rawat. It is learnt that Kharola and Singh submitted the report giving a ‘sure’ to 1100 acre land for Greenfield airport at Pantnagar after inspecting the land earmarked for the venture. 

The Union Civil Aviation Ministry in its report has recommended the proposed 1100 acre of land in Pantnagar for Greenfield airport a ‘Suitable Land’. The Ministry stated in its report that the airport will give increase to air connectivity, tourism, economic system, catastrophe administration and strategic pursuits.

The Ministry has additionally proposed that the Greenfield airport at Pantnagar can be upgraded to worldwide airport in future.

Stressing on the significance of the brand new airport, CM Rawat asserted that you will need to strengthen the air infrastructure within the state from tourism, catastrophe and strategic viewpoint. CM Rawat added that important quantity of labor has been carried out within the discipline of civil aviation within the state within the final three years.

Pantnagar airport at the moment has about 267 acres of land with a 530 sqm of passenger terminal. The present dealing with capability of the airport is 50 passengers in peak hours.  CM Rawat has directed the involved officers to finish the required procedures for the greenfield airport as quickly as attainable.