In a meeting held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office, the authorities discussed the need raised by the AAI for 37.40 acres of land for the overall development of Sambra(Belagavi) airport.
A complete review was sought by DC Ziaullah, where 370 acres of land was allocated for the Airport out of which land on the west side of the airport has not yet been handed over to AAI.
The Airforce has 14 acres of land for its services and amenities. As there is a lack of land for the over the development of the airport, the AAI has demanded that it be allocated another 37.40 acres of land.
Also some land has been alloted to cemetery and road for the villagers, said Director Belagavi Airport Rajeshkumar Maurya.
ZP CEO Ramachandran said that the tax exemption period for payment of property tax has expired and hence AAI should pay up the requisite taxes to the Panchayat. The AAI will have to pay the taxes from February 2017 onwards.
Water Supply Board Executive Engineer said that the AAI has to pay the interest of the pending water after the exemption period was over and that amounts to 9.87 Lakhs, he mentioned.