Min MB Patil holds meeting with officials over second airport for Bengaluru


PTI, Jun 21, 2024, 9:04 AM IST

Credit: X/@MBPatil

 

BENGALURU: With Bengaluru growing rapidly as a metropolitan city, Karnataka Minister for Infrastructure Development M B Patil on Thursday held a meeting with officials regarding the construction of a second airport for the city.

During the meeting attended by Manjula, the Secretary of the Infrastructure Development Department, Patil directed the preparation of a feasibility report for the new airport, the Minister’s office said in a release.

Noting that Bengaluru International Airport is the third busiest airport in the country, following Delhi and Mumbai, the Ministry said last year the airport handled 37.5 million passengers and over 400,000 tonnes of cargo.

The Minister underscored the importance of the new airport to handle the anticipated increase in passenger traffic and freight in the coming years.

With the current contract prohibiting the establishment of another airport within a 150-kilometer radius until 2033, the Minister stressed the urgency of starting preparations now, particularly due to the projected peak capacity of the current airport by 2033 and maximum cargo handling capacity by 2040.

Highlighting the extensive time required for land acquisition and compensation for landowners, Patil noted the necessity to start work on the second airport promptly. He also pointed out the broader benefits, including the development of an industrial ecosystem beyond Bengaluru.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Chitradurga: Two dead, three injured in car crash at Challakere Taluk

An overview on sarcomas – A diverse group of rare cancer

Maharashtra: Corporation to be set up for facilities for Lord Vitthal devotees

Singer Mary Millben to sing national anthem before Trump’s nomination acceptance speech

Karnataka to witness vigorous rainfall

Mangaluru: KL Rahul, Katrina Kaif and others attend Koragajja’s Harake Kola in Kuthar

Noida cyber cops nab six of ‘digital arrest’ gang from Rajasthan

Related Articles More

Chitradurga: Two dead, three injured in car crash at Challakere Taluk

Theft at Daivasthanas: Accused arrested within 24 hours of crime!

Kasargod/Sullia: Newborn girl found abandoned at school premises

Surathkal: Massive fire at fish processing plant; losses estimated in crores

Karnataka to witness vigorous rainfall

MUST WATCH

Mulbagal Dosa Vasavi Food Point

Donald Trump

Elephant attack

Anant Ambani Wedding

BJP & Congress members clash


Latest Additions

Nifty hits fresh record high in early trade; Sensex climbs 290 points

Chitradurga: Two dead, three injured in car crash at Challakere Taluk

An overview on sarcomas – A diverse group of rare cancer

6 killed, several injured as truck hits bus on expressway in Gujarat’s Anand

Maharashtra: Corporation to be set up for facilities for Lord Vitthal devotees

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.