Moradabad Airport

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Moradabad Airstrip

मुरादाबाद हवाई अड्डा
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirports Authority of India
ServesMoradabad and Rampur
LocationMoradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL637 ft / 194 m
Coordinates28°49′10″N 078°55′24″E / 28.81944°N 78.92333°E / 28.81944; 78.92333
Map
Moradabad Airstrip is located in Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad Airstrip
Moradabad Airstrip
Location of airport in Uttar Pradesh
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 7,900 2,408 Asphalt

Moradabad Airport is an upcoming airport in Moradabad, situated midway between Moradabad and Rampur city on National Highway 9 in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[1] It is developing by upgrading the existing government airstrip.[2][3] The Government of Uttar Pradesh signed a MoU with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in February 2014 for the development of this airstrip .[4]

The Moradabad air strip was constructed on 52 hectares land at an estimated cost of Rs 21 crore. The contract was earlier awarded to RITES, but was cancelled and awarded to the UP State Construction Corporation.[5] The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) asked the State Government in November 2012 to hand over the airfield in Moradabad and an additional 300-350 acres land, free of cost, to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in order to upgrade the airfield for commercial operations. The AAI had proposed to develop a taxi track, an apron, isolation bay, navigational aids, localiser, glide path, terminal building, ATC control tower and hangars.[6] The Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved to hand over the airstrip to AAI in September 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cadup.gov.in/devofairport.htm
  2. ^ http://shasanadesh.up.nic.in/GO/ViewGOPDF_list_user.aspx?id1=MTE1IzYjMSMyMDE4
  3. ^ http://cadup.gov.in/devofairport.htm
  4. ^ "MoU Signed for Development of Airports in UP". Press Information Bureau. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Air strips to come up at Moradabad, Chitrakoot". The Hindu. 12 September 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Govt sets the ball rolling on Centre's proposal to develop airports". The Indian Express. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Shelved by Maya, Akhilesh nod to develop Meerut airstrip as airport". The Indian Express. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2014.