Kalaburagi, Nov1 : Kalaburgi airport has got Aerodrome Licence from Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and is likely to commence operation in November, Kalaburgi Deputy commissioner B Sharat said here on Thursday.
The Kalaburagi airport which spread over 742 acres, build at a cost of Rs 175.57 crores that aims to connect one of the four divisional headquarters of Karnataka with the rest of the country is likely to commence operations in November.
The state government had planned to inaugurate the airport on any time in November. The press note released by the Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner B Sharat said that the Officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) visited the airport in October and verified all parameter and give Aerodrome Licence to Kalaburagi Air port on Oct 31, and the district authority already hand over Kalaburagi Airport to Air Port Authority of India on August 30 itself, he said.
Having second longest runway in the state and 10 longest runway in the country the Kalaburagi Air port was 3,725 km long is ready for commercial operation.
The airport is part of the Centre’s UDAN (Hindi acronym for Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme that aims to provide air connectivity to underserved parts of the country through a demand driven scheme, subsidised by the central and state governments. Several airlines have expressed interest operating flights to Kalaburagi that borders Maharashtra and Telangana state. (UNI)