Since Flights have commenced at the Sambra Belagavi Airport there were campaigns on Twitter that Belagavi should be made an international airport.
Today as per the story posted by todaybreakings.com, Speaking to the media persons here on Sunday, Angadi said “there are no facilities and infrastructure in Belagavi to make the international airport. The land is a major concern. Already we have taken land for Rani Channamma University, Visvesvaraya Technological University, for roads and for many more purposes. If we go to get more land people will beat us. So, if I say we will make it in Belagavi that would be just a political statement”, he clarified.
Angadi also said that he had met Narendra Modi along with Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi seeking to make one international airport in North Karnataka.
As per Angadi Hubballi has all the land that is required and the infrastructure for making it into an international airport and hence he endorsed that Hubballi should get the International tag.
Angadi claimed that Belagavi has more passengers and more flights than Hubballi but that does not matter.
So the statement of Suresh Angadi has not gone well with the netizens and many of them are infuriated over this statement.
In reality, however as per sources, there is ample land still for expansion of apron and new terminal on the west side of the existing terminal. For an international airport, one needs an immigration and customs desk and normally nothing more with existing facilities.
Angadi also said he was trying to woo the Airline companies to start a direct flight to Delhi.