Nizamabad Airport

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Nizamabad Airport
నిజామాబాద్ విమానాశ్రయము
نظام آباد ہوائی اڈا
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Nizamabad, Telangana

Nizamabad Airport is a proposed airport near Jakranpalli in Telangana, India. The project site is located on NH-44, 30 kilometres east of Nizamabad. The State Government had proposed to set up regional greenfield airports at Jakranpalli along with other sites in the state in 2008. However, in March 2015, the State Government asked its infrastructure and investment department to put the development of Nizamabad airport on hold due to lack of funds and other issues. Development of the airport will be considered at a later date.[1]

The State Government had proposed to set up regional greenfield airports at Jakranpalli along with other sites in the state in 2008. However it received poor response from bidders and had to shelve the project. The Indian Air Force (IAF) had also objected to the proposal citing disruption of military aircraft movements due to commercial air activity.[2]

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) inspected the 1,200 acre site and gave its approval for the site in June 2013.[3] However, AAI asked for a total of 1,500 acres to accommodate all necessary airport infrastructure.[4] The cost of construction of the airport will be borne by the State government. In March 2015, The State Government asked the infrastructure and investment department to put the development of Nizamabad airport on hold due to lack of funds and restrictions imposed on developing airports within 150 km radius of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad.

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The Government of Telangana has finalized proposals for setting up new airports in the state. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao hasgiven his nod for land acquisition for setting up airport in Nizamabad, the reports will be submitted to the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation for approval. However, doubts are being raised over securing approval for Nizamabad Airport since it cannot meet the norms of having a minimum aerial distance of 125 km from another airport which is already setup in neighboring city of Nanded which is situated at a distance of 100 km from Nizamabad.[5] https://telanganatoday.com/telangana-government-establish-airport-nizamabad-district

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