Madhya Pradesh signs pact for cheaper air services with Centre
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 25-Jul-2017


Bhopal, July 25: To boost tourism and industrial activities in Madhya Pradesh, a tripartite MoU was signed between Airports Authority of India, Sate Government and Centre on Monday. This agreement will provide Regional Connectivity Scheme airport, to establish regional connectivity in the state under Centre’s National Civil Aviation Policy.

While giving information about MoU, Minister of State for Aviation Lal Singh Arya said that Shivraj government is making efforts to develop the Bhopal, Indore and Khajuraho airport to the global level. Free land has also been made available for expansion of the airport to the Authority, he added.

For this the National Airports Authority has been provided with free land. The Airport which is in the possession of the Authority is being expanded. Night Landing has been made available at Jabalpur Airport with the help of the Authority.

In the past years, MP government air strips have been developed in Seoni, Mandla and Datia. The construction of a new aerodrome with the help of local industrial units in PPP mode in Singrauli district headquarters is going on. Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation is undertaking the work.

Government airstrips Dhana (Sagar) and Guna have been allotted on a fixed rate to institutes for pilot training and other aviation activities. This training will provide opportunities for employment in the aviation sector to candidate of the state.

A policy has been formed to give government air strips situated in the state for aero-sport activities for three months each. A policy has been fixed to give the state’s government air strips to private investors on development agreement for a period of 15 years through a transparent process with the aim of developing aviation development activities and facilities.