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Visakhapatnam airport to be developed into a world class airport

Visakhapatnam airport to be developed into a world class airportThe Andhra Pradesh Air Travellers Association (APATA), Vice President O. Naresh Kumar and Independent Director of Air India Ltd, Daggubati Purandeswari met Chairman of Airport Authority of India Guru Prasad Mahapatra in New Delhi.
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The Andhra Pradesh Air Travellers Association (APATA), Vice- President O Naresh Kumar and Independent Director of Air India Ltd, Daggubati Purandeswari met Chairman of Airport Authority of India (AAI) Guru Prasad Mahpatra in New Delhi and appealed to him to develop Visakhapatnam Airport into a world class airport on line with Changi Airport in Singapore.

Visakhapatnam: The Andhra Pradesh Air Travellers Association (APATA), Vice- President O Naresh Kumar and Independent Director of Air India Ltd, Daggubati Purandeswari met Chairman of Airport Authority of India (AAI) Guru Prasad Mahpatra in New Delhi and appealed to him to develop Visakhapatnam Airport into a world class airport on line with Changi Airport in Singapore.

According to APATA representatives, the proposal was readily agreed by Mahapatra, provided if the land is given to the Airport Authority of India either at Visakhapatnam city or at Bhogapuram. The chairman said that they were ready to develop the existing Airport, if sufficient land is allotted by Visakhapatnam Port Trust and Navy for development of world class airport.

On the Bhogapuram front, Naresh Kumar also said that they were ready to develop Bhogapuram Airport as well. He stated that AAI was not allowed to bid in the second round on the ground that airport developer should also have experience in developing commercial real estate space.

Further, he stated that the city civilian airport will not be shut down and the new developer of the Airport at Bhogapuram should keep in mind this specific condition that the Visakhapatnam Airport will continue to operate even if the new airport shapes up.

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