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Visakhapatnam Airport will be shut down for commercial operations once the Bhogapuram international airport is commissioned

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will lay the foundation stone for the Bhogapuram airport and commercial operations will be shifted there from the Visakhapatnam airport once the airport is commissoned said a senior functionary of the ruling YSR congress party.

Present international airport in Vizag is under the Navy's control

The ruling party MP V Viyayasai Reddy said the present international airport in Vizag is under the Navy's control and there are strict guidelines that need to be followed. Also there are problems with regard to landing and takeoff of flights. These are the reasons why the government decided to develop the Bhogapuram greenfield airport," he told mediapersons here.

He noted that the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad was shut down for commercial operations after the international facility in Shamshabad was commissioned. "Neither the TDP nor any other party has any right to criticise the Jagan Mohan Reddy government on the proposed airport," the YSRC MP said.

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