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Mysuru to Bengaluru air connectivity stressed at Airport Advisory Committee Meeting

Mysuru to Bengaluru air connectivity stressed at Airport Advisory Committee Meeting

Aug 27, 2016 11:52:46 AM (IST)

Mysuru: More stress was laid on resumption of air connectivity from Mysuru to Bengaluru at the earliest during the Airport Advisory Committee meeting at Mysuru airport on Friday, August 26.

Mysuru to Bengaluru air connectivity stressed at Airport Advisory Committee Meeting-1The meeting was held to discuss various issues of development of Mysuru airport. The participants in the stressed for resumption of flights from Mysuru to Bengaluru which was stopped since November 17 last year. Apart from resumption of the service, there was also discussion on refueling facility at the airport and also about National Highway 212 underpass. The ministry of civil aviation has directed the airport authority to hire technical experts from IIT Roorkee, which is the oldest technical institution of Asia to conduct a study of the structure of the tunnel which passes through National Highway 212.

Manoj Kumar Singh, Director, Mysuru Airport said, “The meeting was held chaired by Member of Parliament Pratap Simha. During the meeting, various topics including resumption of air connectivity and other issues were taken up. For resumption of air connectivity, lot of talks is going on. The State government is also very much interested in the resumption of air connectivity. Few days back I even met the Principal Secretary of Infrastructure Development. Apart from this Pratap Simha, Member of Parliament too had talks with Civil Aviation Minister. There is growing demand for air connectivity in Mysuru; every day we receive nearly 10 calls especially from Goa, Hyderabad and Chennai about air services”.

Recently Pratap Simha met Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajpathi Raju and requested him to restart the air connectivity of Mysuru with other parts of the country. He brought up the recent aviation policy in which regional air connectivity has been considered for converting non-operational airports into operational airports and to cope with the demand of Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep and other prominent persons including elected representatives and officials attended the meeting.