Minister for Medium and Heavy Industries Murugesh Nirani has reiterated the demand for an international airport for North Karnataka region.
Speaking to the media in Belagavi the minister categorically said that the North Karnataka region must have an international airport. The airports in Hubballi and Belagavi are domestic.
Minister further added that he has personally spoken to some private investors to build and operate an international airport in Kittur, between Hubballi and Belagavi; And they are interested.
The minister said as it is situated on the national highway almost equidistant from Belagavi and Hubballi and is not far from the Karwar sea port, it is an ideal location.