Bijapur airport work to be taken up soon, Baig

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 16:53

Bijapur: Work on Bijapur airport would soon be taken up, Minister for Infrastructure and Information Roshan Baig said here today.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting the airport area near Madhabhavi, 12 km from here, he said the Airport Authority of India has agreed to build it at Bijapur at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore.

The Centre has requested the state government to share 50 per cent of the cost he said, adding that the state had already earmarked Rs 50 crore for the project.

An action plan would soon be formulated and sanction taken to commence the work, he said.

Speaking about the Information Department, he said all required facilities would be given to district information offices in consultation with each district journalists.


First Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 16:53

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