The Sambra airport has been upgraded with better facilities at a cost of Rs. 3.57 crore recently. airport now has its own ATC (Air Traffic Control) room and facilitates landing/take off during night hours too. Close Circuit Television and parking facility for 50 vehicles has also been provided. All this up gradation is of the terminal area, the expansions of the run way is yet to be done. 370 acres of land adjoining the airport has been acquired to extend the length of existing runway (537 metres). The farmers have been reimbursed and work will commence soon, MP Suresh Angadi told press persons yesterday when he was here to see the terminal building.
Air traffic has been closed for over a year now and union minister of Civil aviation Praful Patel on his visit in November had assured of resumption of flights in three months but nothing has changed on ground zero.
Mr.Angadi also added that he would try his best and get the flights flying from Belgaum.
Source: The Hindu