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First 'test flight' to land at Sindhudurg Airport on Sep 12

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The first 'test flight' at the Airport in will land on September 12, an in the said Saturday.

Civil Aviation has asked the and the to immediately solve the pending issues so as to begin regular operations soon, he said.

"Finally a test flight is landing on September 12 at Parule Chipi in district, Maharashtra," the said, adding that Prabhu had a constant follow-up and had directed officers to assist in early compliance.

The said the 'obstacle limitation survey' has been completed and the work for the 2,500 metres runway has also been completed.

Besides, the terminal building for 400 passengers is ready and the construction of the is nearing completion.

The airport is being constructed at Parule Chipi in district by the IRB on a for the

With a 2,500-metre-long runway, the airport will have a capacity to handle 200 departing and 200 arriving passengers during peak hours.

Once functional, Sindhudurg will be the state's 14th airport. At present, it has three functional international and 13 domestic airports.

The said that the construction of the Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri airports will not only provide better connectivity to the region of but also boost tourism in this scenic area of the state.

Connectivity to the areas of north Karnataka, western Maharashtra and parts of will also improve with the construction of these two airports in the region.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, September 08 2018. 17:30 IST