Airports Authority enquires about six proposed airports in Telangana

The airports were proposed at Warangal, Adilabad, Jakranpally in Nizamabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Basanthnagar and Devarkadra in Mahbubnagar.

By   |  Published: 19th Aug 2020  11:52 amUpdated: 19th Aug 2020  10:30 pm

Hyderabad: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sought more details about the High Flood Level (HFL) pertaining to the six proposed airports in the State from the Telangana Roads and Buildings (R&B) department.

The six domestic airports have been proposed at Mamnoor of Warangal, Adilabad, Jakranpally in Nizamabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Basanthnagar in Peddapalli and Devarkadra in Mahbubnagar.

The AAI asked for the HFL details through email, following which the R&B department forwarded separate letters to its Circle Superintending Engineers in Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Khammam, Karimnagar, Warangal and Adilabad on Tuesday asking for the details. A senior official of the R&B department said the Superintending Engineers would first check whether there was any stream or river at the sites of proposed airports in order to take necessary measures to prevent inundation.

“We will complete the process within 15 days and submit the details to AAI,” the official said, adding that the AAI would later take up another detailed survey.

While brownfield airports would be coming up at Basanthnagar, Mamnoor and Adilabad district, greenfield airports are proposed at Jakranpally, Mahbubnagar and Bhadradri-Kothagudem. Lands have been identified for setting up the greenfield airports and the existing brownfield airstrips were proposed for the development, sources said.

AAI’s business development unit, which is a pioneer in the aviation industry in India, has been roped in for providing consultancy services in preparing the feasibility report for the development and commissioning of the airport.


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