Hyderabad: Telangana Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday said that two greenfield airports will be coming up in the state. Proposed greenfield airports will be set up at Kothagudam and Jakranpally, in Nizamabad district. Warangal airport will soon become functional, he said.
KTR has also requested the Centre to consider setting up an aviation university in Hyderabad. Speaking at ‘Wings India-2018,’ here, KTR said: “The state is keen to make Warangal 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 Khammam district, while the airport proposed at Jakranpally can support the upcoming pharma city.”
KTR also asked aircraft makers to set up maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in the state and the government will provide all the infrastructural support including land.
Aerospace and defence are identified as the major thrust areas under the state industrial policy as many big global aerospace 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 minister added.