Ankleshwar Airport

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Ankleshwar Airport

અંકલેશ્વર એરપોર્ટ
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Airport typePublic
LocationAnkleshwar, Gujarat, India
Coordinates21°39′38″N 73°03′24″E / 21.66056°N 73.05667°E / 21.66056; 73.05667Coordinates: 21°39′38″N 73°03′24″E / 21.66056°N 73.05667°E / 21.66056; 73.05667
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Ankleshwar Airport is located in India
Ankleshwar Airport
Ankleshwar Airport
Location of airport in India

Ankleshwar Airport is a greenfield airport being constructed at village Mandva on National Highway 8[1] near Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. The Airports Authority of India has cleared the techno-economic feasibility report for the proposed airfield[2] and was expected to be operational by 2013.[3] The Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Limited (GUJSAIL) has acquired 80 hectares of land for the construction of the airport. The AAI signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the State Government in January 2019 for the construction of airport and a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) unit spread over 92 hectares.[4]

The airport will serve Ankleshwar, Bharuch, the Jagadia and Panoli Industrial areas, the Dahej SEZ and the upcoming Petroleum Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR). The Ankleshwar Industries Association (AIA) had proposed the construction of the airport to the State Government in 1995. The GIDC had agreed to construct the airstrip and terminal, but the project was eventually referred to the GIDB.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed airport at Ankleshwar too close to NH8: MoEF". Business Standard. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Plan for four new airports takes off in state, 17 firms in fray". The Indian Express. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Global bidding for Bharuch, Ankleshwar development plan". Times of India. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  4. ^ "MoUs inked for airports at Dholera, Ankleshwar". Times of India. 20 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Airport at Ankleshwar feasible: E&Y report". Business Standard. 9 December 2004. Retrieved 7 June 2013.