The Central government has given green nod for developing a commercial airport in Kutch, Gujarat.
A new commercial airport Estimated to be worth Rs 14 billion, will be developed in Kutch, Gujarat, the project will be built by Mundra International Airport. Mundra – which has created history in the Maritime grid is now poised to create an International Airport – the much needed gateway for the big Kutchi NRI in addition to cater to the huge potential demand of exim Air cargo.
The Centre has given its final approval for establishing a commercial airport in Kutch, Gujarat, with a whopping investment of about Rs 1,400 crore, according to an official document which was released in the press.
The proposed project to be developed by Mundra International Airport Pvt Ltd was recently approved by the Union Environment Ministry after taking into consideration the views of an expert panel.
The environment clearance has been given to Mundra International Airport’s proposed project subject to the compliance of certain conditions, the document added.
The company has been asked to obtain the clearance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for safety and project facilities.
The project, which is estimated to generate employment for over 8,000 persons, is proposed to be commissioned in 2021-22. The Adani Group has proposed to convert its private airstrip at Mundra port complex in Gujarat into a full-fledged Commercial airport at an investment of Rs 1,400 crore.
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The proposal is to develop the existing airstrip in Mundra into a full-fledged commercial airport serving Boeing 747-400 category aircraft. A dedicated aerospace manufacturing facility will also be a part of the project. The project, which is estimated to generate employment for over 8,000 persons, is proposed to be commissioned in 2021-22. The proposal is to develop the existing airstrip in Mundra into a full-fledged commercial airport serving Boeing 747-400 category aircraft. A dedicated aerospace manufacturing facility will also be a part of the project.
Besides improved air connectivity in the region and employment for local people, Mundra International said the proposed project is expected to bring improvement in education, community health, sustainable livelihood and rural infrastructural fronts.
Recently, India welcomes the first batch of 4 Boeing Chinook CH-47F for the Indian Air Force which landed at the Mundra Airport in Gujrat on this new New Year 2019.
Due to plug and play ready infrastructure and utilities, many companies that are looking to get started immediately would prefer to be in Dholera and will be able to meet commitments to their clients in time bound manner. As part of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Dholera has excellent connectivity with ports as well as hinterland to supply finished goods. Gujarat ranks highest in logistics ranking prepared by LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) Report from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India in January 2018.
Dholera is strategically located between Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar and it is very well connected with the freight corridor, ports, road and rail services. The nearest port at Bhavnagar is just 65 kms from Dholera, Other major ports in the vicinity are Pipavav, Mundra and Kandla. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has already floated the tender for construction of expressway between Dholera and Ahmedabad, which will become operational by Feb 21. This will reduce the travel time from Dholera to Ahmedabad to about one hour. The Metro rail between Ahmedabad and Dholera, will come along the expressway and will reduce the travel to around 50 min. Dholera will also have an International Airport, which will be the 2nd airport for Ahmedabad.