Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, recently shared on social media that the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has approved the allocation of land adjacent to Pune Airport for transport infrastructure. international and national freight. His tweet read: “I am very happy to announce that the Ministry of Defense has approved the allocation of 13 acres of adjacent land of BSO Yard to Airports Authority of India for the construction of infrastructure of international and domestic cargo at Pune airport.” Gadkari went on to add, “It will benefit the western region of Maharashtra for the export of agricultural and industrial products.”
An online report by The Indian Express states that this idea was first floated in 2017-2018 and has been pursued by the MoD ever since. During a visit to Pune last year, Gadkari said there was an agreement that the Ministry of Defense would provide the land at Pune airport in partial exchange for the land it needed in Chandigarh. Officials say the Chandigarh land required by the Air Force is under the control of the Airports Authority of India and the AAI had agreed to barter the land.
I am very pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defense has approved the allocation of 13 acres of land adjacent to the BSO yard to the Airports Authority of India for the construction of international and domestic cargo infrastructure at Pune airport.— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) March 7, 2022
Gadkari also posted a tweet appreciating the efforts of everyone who helped make this happen. He said, “I appreciate the efforts of Shri Ajay kumar Ex APD and Shri Santosh Dhoke APD Pune Airport, Minister of Defense Shri
@rajnathsingh ji, Minister of Civil Aviation Shri @JM_Scindia ji. Congratulations to all citizens of Pune.”
Furthermore, Pune Airport Manager Santosh Dhoke spoke to the Indian Express and said that the move will help meet the additional land needs of the current airport, lead to the expansion of the airport. freight infrastructure and the addition of additional aprons.
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