Nellore Airport

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Nellore Airport

నెల్లూరు విమానాశ్రయం

Nellūru Vimānāśrayaṃ
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerAndhra Pradesh Airports Development Corporation Limited
OperatorAGI And Groupe ADP(France)
ServesNellore
LocationDagadarthi
Time zoneIST (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL78.7 ft / 24 m
Coordinates14°41′38″N 079°56′34″E / 14.69389°N 79.94278°E / 14.69389; 79.94278Coordinates: 14°41′38″N 079°56′34″E / 14.69389°N 79.94278°E / 14.69389; 79.94278
Websiteapadcl.com
Map
Nellore Airport is located in Andhra Pradesh
Nellore Airport
Nellore Airport
Nellore Airport is located in India
Nellore Airport
Nellore Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 10,335 3,150

Nellore Airport is a Planned Commercial Airport under Construction near Dagadarthi, India. The Airport will Serve the Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh.

Background[edit]

As part of the Ministry of Civil Aviation's initiative to improve regional air infrastructure, Nellore was selected as a location for development of a new low-cost airport. The airport will initially lack several amenities common in Western airports to manage costs, but the facilities may be upgraded in the future.[1] The Arafath Group and ADP Ingénierie will construct and operate the airport.[2][3]

History[edit]

In September 2017, the government of Andhra Pradesh solicited proposals for development of a no-frills greenfield airport at Dagadarthi under a public-private partnership. The development proposal by SCL-Turbo Consortium Pvt. Ltd. was accepted, along with the associated draft concession agreement and financial stipulations.[4]

On January 26, 2018, during his Republic Day speech, District Collector R. Mutyala Raju Announced that the Acquisition of Land for the Airport was nearly Completed.[5]

The Foundation Stone was Laid by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on January 10th 2019.

The Airport's Construction is Expected to be Completed by June, 2021.

Features[edit]

The Airport will Contain a Single runway of

1350 Meters in Length and 45 Meters in Width, Supporting Aircraft as Large as the Boeing 737-900.[3] 

Airport Facilities will be Energy-Efficient and Minimalistic. Unlike Western Airports, a Steel and Glass Design will not be used for the Terminal, as it increases air Conditioning costs.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mukherjee, Sharmistha (5 July 2014). "Centre to focus on low-cost airports along tourist circuits". Business Standard India. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. ^ "WELCOME TO ARAFATH GROUPS OF INDUSTRIES". ARAFATH GROUPS OF INDUSTRIES. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Design for a new greenfield airport at Nellore in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh | ADP Ingénierie". www.adp-i.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Dagadarthi airport works awarded to Turbo Consortium". The Hans India. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Foundation stone for Dagadarthi airport soon: Nellore Collector". The Hindu. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.

. Aug-2019. Andhra Pradesh's Government terminated its contract with Nellore International Airport Private Limited to develop Nellore Dagadarthi Airport.[1]

  1. ^ "Nellore (Dagadarthi) Airport New Airport Profile | CAPA". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.