Thursday, May 27, 2004

New government gives fillip to BIAL

The new Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel of the NCP is working on overdrive to ensure the Bangalore International Airport takes off soon. Immediately after taking over, he signed an order giving the Bangalore International Airport Limited to go ahead with the construction. The onus is now on the State Government to provide occupancy rights for the 4300 acres of land in Devanahalli to BIAL. Patel is also redrafting the concession agreement to the satisfaction of the Siemens-led consortium, one point begin an explicit commitment to close down the present HAL Airport. Atlast some action on this front. With a Congress-led coalition set to to take over in the State, the prospects for the international airport are looking better than ever before.


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