Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Crucial meeting on airport today

Crucial meeting on airport today

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has convened a meeting on Tuesday to discuss whether the Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli is prepared to commence commercial operations from May 11 as per the revised schedule.

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which conducted field inspection at the new airport last week, is likely to place its report before the Ministry during the meeting.

Representatives of the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the State Government and the DGCA will be attending the meeting.

The commercial operations, which were earlier scheduled for March 30, were postponed as the Air Traffic Control (ATC) was not ready to handle the operations.
User development fee

Tuesday’s meeting is also likely to decide on the issue of user development fee (UDF) as the State Government is itself against the higher UDF.


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