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
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
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.