Post the successful commencement of flight operations from the Kalaburagi airport in Karnataka, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) recently flagged off the first direct flight from Bidar airport to Bengaluru in Karnataka
As reported, under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme introduced by the government with the aim of creating better means of regional air connectivity, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has invited bids for six underserved and 24 unserved airports or airstrips in the North East region of India.
The bidding process for the Greater Noida Airport has drawn the attention of the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) as well as that of the GNR group. The two entities are running the Delhi Airport in a joint venture and are now likely to bid against each other for the upcoming airport in Noida.
A new commercial airport will be developed in Kutch, Gujarat, after the Union Environment Ministry gave it a green nod following consultations from a panel of experts. Estimated to be worth Rs 14 billion, the project will be built by Mundra International Airport.