Amravati Airport

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Amravati Airport
अमरावती विमानतळ
Amarāvatī Vimānataḷa
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Maharashtra
Operator Maharashtra Airport Development Company
Serves Amravati
Location Belora, Maharashtra, India
Elevation AMSL 1,125 ft / 343 m
Coordinates 20°48′48″N 077°43′04″E / 20.81333°N 77.71778°E / 20.81333; 77.71778Coordinates: 20°48′48″N 077°43′04″E / 20.81333°N 77.71778°E / 20.81333; 77.71778
Map
Amravati Airport is located in Maharashtra
Amravati Airport
Amravati Airport
Amravati Airport is located in India
Amravati Airport
Amravati Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 4,500 1,372

Amravati Airport, is located in Belora, 15 kilometres south of Amravati, Maharashtra, India. It covers an area of 74.86 hectares and has a 4,500 foot runway, a 60 m (200 ft) by 45 m (148 ft) apron and a Terminal building.[1]

History[edit]

The airstrip, constructed by the Public Works Department in 1992,[2] was taken over by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in August 1997 and later transferred to the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC). In February 2014, the Maharashtra government decided to lease the airport to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for 60 years for a monthly rent of Rs 1 lakh. The AAI will develop the airport over three years. The runway will be extended to 2,500 metres suitable for landing Airbus A-320 aircraft.[3]

Nagpur Flying Club[edit]

The Nagpur Flying Club has applied to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for permission to shift its flying operations to Amravati airport.[4][5] Later 336 Acres land was handover to MADC in January 2015 to MADC for expansion.[citation needed]

Future plans[edit]

The central government announced that ten airports including Amravati in the state to be developed and started under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). The commencement of domestic air service from Amravati will start soon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M.I.D.C.". Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maha cabinet approves Amravati airport upgradation plan". Business Standard. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Flying Club shifting ops to Amravati". Times of India. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nagpur flying club may shift flying to Amravati". Times of India. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

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