Madhya Pradesh gets one
more airport in the remote area of Rewa with Civil Aviation Minister Jyotir
Aditya Scindia laying the foundation stone for the project.
The State Chief Minister
Shivrajsinghchauhan was present on the occasion
Rewa Airfield has a runway of 1400 meters with a small
building of 150 sq. meters and 61.95 acres of land. It was owned by the State Government of Madhya
Pradesh. The State Government has handed over the existing airport to the
Airport Authority of India for the revival and construction of facilities to
operate 19-seater aircraft.
AAI has been awarded the
work on 22.12.2022 which includes strengthening the existing runway along with
the grading of runway strip area on either side of the runway, construction of
RESA and construction of the terminal building of 750 sq. meters
with peak hour capacity of 50 passengers.
The Minister appreciated
the state government for providing the required land and said that the airport
with an expenditure of Rs 300 crores will be developed and
UDAN scheme has fulfilled the dream of the common
citizen of India and One crore fifteen lakh people have flown under this scheme
on subsided fares.
It has been mutually
decided between the Madhya Pradesh Government and AAI that State Government
would acquire additional land of 290 acres for making this airport suitable for
The largest number of
green field airports, expansion of existing airports and increasing the flights
out of Gwalior and Indore have taken place in Madhya Pradesh ever since
MrScindia took over the Civil Aviation Portfolio.
Rewa airport in a remote corner of the state is yet
another feather in his cap.