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District Administration submits proposal for runway expansion of MIA

District Administration submits proposal for runway expansion of MIA

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 16, 2015: The DK District Administration has placed a proposal before the state government to extend the existing runway of the Mangaluru International Airport  by another 2000 feet.

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The decision to send the proposal was put forth at  a recent meeting held in the presence of DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, Mangaluru International Airport Director J T Radhakrishna, Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and MLC Ivan D’Souza. The proposal has also sought assistance  of the state government for land acquisition for  the extension.

The State Chief Secretary who had visited the airport  some time back had even sought details regarding the proposal.  The airport presently has a runway measuring 8000 feet  while  extending it by another 2000 feet would cost Rs 300 crores.

Already  land  at Adyapady and Kolambe villages have been identified, survey done and report submitted to the government.

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