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Clear the dues for operating the Sea Plane Services Civil Aviation Ministry asks the Gujarat Govt

Gujarat Government has been asked to clear the dues to Airport Authority of India for the Operation of Sea Plane Services for the last one year between the Sabarmati river front in Ahmedabad to Kevadia projected the state as International tourist attraction.

The budget carrier Spice Jet has been operating the Sea Plane Service, first of its kind in the country. The State Government has been requested to clear the dues of Seaplane operation between Sabarmati River Front and Kevadia, an official release issued by the Civil aviation ministry said.

Listing the large number of infrastructure projects in Gujarat civil aviation ministry has asked the Gujarat goernment to expedite issues of land acquisition to enable goverment india to speed up implementation of infrastructure projects in all most all the cities of the state. Major infrastructure projects have been sanctioned in all  the seven airports of Gujarat by the civil aviation ministry.

490.36 acres of land is required at Bhavnagar airport for making it suitable for operation of AB-320 type of aircraft. 17.38 acres of land is required at Jamnagar airport for development of city side infrastructure. 322.85 acres of land is required at Kandla airport for making it suitable for operation of AB-320 type of aircraft. 434.5 acres of land is required at Porbandar airport for revision of orientation of runway and making it suitable for operation of AB-320 type of aircraft.

18.33 acres of land is required at Vadodara airport for basic strip requirements and parallel taxi track.

 96.93 acres of land is required at Surat airport for installation of CAT-I approach lighting system and extension of runway. The State Government has also been requested for allocation of 2100 acres of land at Surat airport for development of 2nd runway.

An amount of Rs. 0.47 Crores is outstanding on the part of State Government as Viability Gap Fund share for Regional Air Connectivity Fund Trust (RACFT).

Air ports expansion at a cost of Rs 20,000 cr in next 4-5 yrs

 The airport authority of India has embarked upon development and expansion of airports in the country at a cost of Rs. 20,000 Crore in the next 4-5 years in order to meet the growing passenger demand in the country.

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