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Sabarimala airport:Study report ready by Mar 31, says Ker CM

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The report on the techno-financial, feasibility and environmental impact study for the proposed greenfield airport would be ready by March 31, said here today.

government would take further steps on the airport after receiving the report of the Private ltd, who was appointed as for the project, told the assembly.

said Cheruvally estate close to Erumelly, one of the major base camps of devotees visiting at the hillshrine of in Pathanamthitta, has been identified for the airport.

The government would take further steps on the project after getting the necessary clearance from the concerned Central agencies, Vijayan said.

Nearly 2,263 acre Cheruvally estate was identified for the project by a team of the officials headed by

Lakhs of devotees visit the shrine during the three-month long pilgrimage season between November and January every year.

The temple is situated in the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats in Pathanamthitta district.

The number of pilgrims visiting the temple has gone up in recent years and an airport was considered as an alternative to reducing the traffic congestion during the festival season.

The had in February 2016 accorded in-principle sanction to construct the greenfield airport.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 17:40 IST