Scindia initiates Rs 500 mn Datia airport
AVIATION & AIRPORTS

Scindia initiates Rs 500 mn Datia airport

Madhya Pradesh's aspirations for improved connectivity took a significant step forward as Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, alongside Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, commenced the foundation laying ceremony for the Datia Airport on Monday (21 August). The much-anticipated project, valued at Rs 500 mn, is slated for completion by February 2024.

The venture encompasses an extensive overhaul of the existing 1,810-metre runway, coupled with the construction of a 750 square metre terminal building, an apron capable of accommodating two 19-seater aircraft, and an ATC tower. The terminal design aims to cater to 100 passengers during peak hours, significantly bolstering passenger comfort.

Long advocated for, the transformation of Datia's airstrip into a full-fledged airport is aligned with the Ude Desh Ke Aam Nagrik (UDAN) regional connectivity scheme. Its operationalisation is expected to bolster regional connections, confer essential amenities upon travellers, and invigorate the region's comprehensive growth trajectory.

Scindia, addressing the ceremony, emphasised the airport's role in linking not just major cities but also the nation's revered religious sites. He also highlighted the imminent operation of flights connecting Khajuraho and Bhopal under the RCS-UDAN scheme, further underscoring the project's significance.

The Minister extended gratitude to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the state administration for their cooperation, recognising their role in driving regional development. With aircraft movements in Madhya Pradesh witnessing a remarkable surge from 506 (2014) to 956 at present, the Datia Airport project is poised to amplify tourism and economic opportunities in the region.

The ceremony, attended by senior Madhya Pradesh ministers and Airports Authority of India officials, marks a pivotal moment in the state's aviation landscape.
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Madhya Pradesh's aspirations for improved connectivity took a significant step forward as Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, alongside Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, commenced the foundation laying ceremony for the Datia Airport on Monday (21 August). The much-anticipated project, valued at Rs 500 mn, is slated for completion by February 2024.The venture encompasses an extensive overhaul of the existing 1,810-metre runway, coupled with the construction of a 750 square metre terminal building, an apron capable of accommodating two 19-seater aircraft, and an ATC tower. The terminal design aims to cater to 100 passengers during peak hours, significantly bolstering passenger comfort.Long advocated for, the transformation of Datia's airstrip into a full-fledged airport is aligned with the Ude Desh Ke Aam Nagrik (UDAN) regional connectivity scheme. Its operationalisation is expected to bolster regional connections, confer essential amenities upon travellers, and invigorate the region's comprehensive growth trajectory.Scindia, addressing the ceremony, emphasised the airport's role in linking not just major cities but also the nation's revered religious sites. He also highlighted the imminent operation of flights connecting Khajuraho and Bhopal under the RCS-UDAN scheme, further underscoring the project's significance.The Minister extended gratitude to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the state administration for their cooperation, recognising their role in driving regional development. With aircraft movements in Madhya Pradesh witnessing a remarkable surge from 506 (2014) to 956 at present, the Datia Airport project is poised to amplify tourism and economic opportunities in the region.The ceremony, attended by senior Madhya Pradesh ministers and Airports Authority of India officials, marks a pivotal moment in the state's aviation landscape.

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