WARANGAL / KARIMNAGAR: The decades-long dream of air connectivity to united Warangal and Karimnagar districts is to grow to be a actuality with two previous airfields scheduled to be developed by union authorities beneath the brand new UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme.
The airports are Mamnoor on outskirts of Warangal metropolis and Basant Nagar in Peddapalli district. State authorities has submitted a Techno Financial Feasibility report on this regard as required by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Central authorities had launched the UDAN scheme in 2016 to make air journey reasonably priced for plenty and supply regional air connectivity between creating cities, state capitals and the nationwide capital.
By the way, union authorities had launched Vayudoot air companies from Mamnoor airfield between 1970 to 1977 and from Basant Nagar airport between 1975 and 1982. Subsequently, authorities stopped these companies in view of excessive prices. Plans at the moment are afoot to re-introduce companies from these two airports.
Groundwork for this had been accomplished by municipal administration minister Ok.T. Rama Rao and state planning fee board vice chairman B. Vinod Kumar, who met civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi. They submitted proposals for establishing six mini airports in Telangana.
Thereafter, officers from Airport Authority of India (AAI) inspected the airfields at Mamnoor and Basant Nagar. They requested state authorities to arrange Detailed Mission Reviews (DPRs), together with particulars of excessive flood ranges at Mamnoor and Basant Nagar airports.
Presently, 750 acres of land is accessible in Mamnoor in opposition to 1,140 acres. There may be some authorities land out there within the surrounding Nakkalapally and Gadepally villages, which the federal government has acquired.
Basant Nagar airport is unfold over 40 acres of land at current and it requires a further 700 acres. Officers of income division have carried out a survey and recognized lands on survey numbers 363, 301 and 413 between Palakurthi, Kurmapally, Basant Nagar and Reginedu village panchayats and have submitted their report back to the state authorities.
Armed with the data, state authorities has now submitted the Techno Financial Feasibility report back to the central authorities. Amongst different issues, the federal government has identified that other than offering air connectivity to individuals, the 2 airports can even promote tourism in spots like Ramappa and Thousand Pillars temples, Warangal fort, Ramgiri Killa, Kaleshwaram, Bhadrakali, Dharmapuri, Kondagattu and Vemulawada temples. There are additionally scenic spots alongside River Godavari, other than a tiger reserve in Adilabad district.
As soon as the mini-airports come, there may be huge improvement in areas of erstwhile Warangal and Karimnagar districts.