Aranmula Airport Project gets green signal

22 Feb 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee, while addressing the joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday, said “the Centre has given in-principle clearance to set up greenfield airports at Aranmula in Kerala, Navi Mumbai, Mopa and Kannur.” KGS Group, a Chennai-based company, had earlier announced its plan to set up the KGS Aranmula International Airport at an estimated cost of Rs.2,000 crore by 2012. The company had purchased 240 acres of land from a private company, Aranmula Aviation Ltd, to set up the airport.

The proposed airport is expected to cater to the travel needs of Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Alappuzha districts. KGS Group is planning to develop an aeropolis attached to the airport along with a special economic zone, hospital, shopping mall, hotels and an international school.

Mr. George said the company had obtained the approval for setting up the airport in Aranmula from everone and the company was awaiting clearance from the MoEF.


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