Prime Minister inaugurated Shivamogga Airport

Tags: State News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 February 2023 launched the newly built Shivamogga airport along with various development projects worth over Rs 3,600 crore in Shivamogga, Karnataka.

An overview of the news:

  • The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for two rail projects, the Shivamogga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur New Railway Line and the Koteganguru Railway Coaching Depot and several road development projects worth over Rs 215 crore.

  • The Prime Minister also inaugurated multi-village schemes worth over Rs 950 crore under the Jal Jeevan Mission and 44 smart city projects worth over Rs 895 crore in Shivamogga city.

Shivamogga Airport:

  • Shivamogga Airport has been developed at a cost of about Rs 450 crore.

  • The passenger terminal building of this airport is spread over 4340 square metres which is capable of handling 300 passengers per hour.

  • There were only 74 airports in the whole country till the year 2014, while today the number of airports has doubled (148) after the inauguration of Shivamogga Airport.

  • The Shivamogga airport is designed in the shape of a lotus flower and has been constructed at a cost of Rs 450 crore.

  • It is suitable for A-320 type aircraft. This airport is spread over 758 acres of land.

  • Night landing facility is also available at this airport which will start after some time.

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