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Belgaum airport awaiting environmental clearance

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Belgaum Airport Terminal

The Hindubusinessline, in an article mentions of the clearance issued by an Expert Appraisal Committee under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has accorded green signal to the expansion and development of an airport at Hubli in Karnataka. 

However the committee has sought additional details to give environmental clearance for development of airport at Belgaum.

AAI approached the MoEF to upgrade and modernise the existing Belgaum airport to facilitate operations of four flights of A-321 aircrafts per day, where currently, it handles ATR-72 aircraft only at an estimated cost of the project is Rs.293.35 crore.

The EAC has asked the AAI to come up with details of likely impact of all the developments, on the unobstructed flow in natural drains, and measures taken to avoid flooding and submergence in neighbouring areas.

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