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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao requests Centre to expedite setting up of six new airports in state


Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Saturday reiterated the demand for setting up six airstrips in the state. The CM requested Pradeep Singh Kharola, the Union Secretary for Civil Aviation, to expedite the process when the latter paid him a visit. The official has assured the CM that the matter would be taken up for speedy sanction, according to the CM’s office.

The Telangana government plans to set up new domestic airports at six locations — at Mamunur in Warangal district, Basant Nagar in Peddapalli district, Palvancha in Bhadradri-Kottagudem district, Jakran Palli in Nizamabad district, Devarakadra in Mahabubnagar district, and Adilabad district headquarters.

Earlier in December 2020, the CM had called on the Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri in Delhi. In his representation, the CM had sought the Centre’s support “in finalizing the sites and securing all statutory clearances on a single-window basis so that the State government can commence the infrastructure work at the earliest for starting the non-scheduled operator’s permit (NSOP) operations with its own funds.”

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