Saibaba trust pays Rs 15 cr for Shirdi airport



Shirdi: While locals are protesting the move, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has given Rs 15 crore to the state government as the first instalment that will help construct an airport here.

The Trust has given the amount to 'Shirdi Viman Vikas Samiti,' created by the government for this purpose.

Locals, who had called a bandh earlier on this issue, are however opposing the decision to pay a total of Rs 50 crore to build it and have threatened to intensify their agitation.

They are complaining about lack of development in Shirdi and are against the use of money -- which comes from devotees -- for an airport.

PTI