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Telangana plans to set up two greenfield airports

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

for IT and industries KT today said the state is planning to set up two greenfield airports at Kothagudam and Jakranpally, besides making the airport functional.

The also requested the Centre to consider setting up an aviation university in the city.

He was speaking at the civil aviation and event, Wings India, here.

"The state is keen to make airport functional to give boost to the mega textile park and the information technology hub launched in the city.

The greenfield airport planned at Kothagudam can connect the coal belt, mines and power sector ecosystem around district, while the airport proposed at can support the upcoming pharma city," he said.

Replying to the request made by RN Choubey on reducing the value added tax (VAT) on aviation turbine fuel, Rao said the government would examine the issue.

He also sought aircraft makers to set up maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centres in the state as abundant land is available.

and defence are identified as the major thrust areas under thestate industrial policy as many big global companies such as Boeing, Airbus, GE, Safran, Pratt and Whitney, CFM, Bombardier, Pilatus, RUAG, Cobham, Honeywell, SAAB, Rockwell Collins, among others, operate out of the city, the added.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:45 IST