Dr.M.Veerappa Moily Expresses Happyness on the Declaring Mangalore Air Port as International Airport Alongwith other Three Airports of the Country

Posted: 11/10/2012 in News, PIB
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Dr.M.Veerappa Moily Expresses Happyness on the Declaring Mangalore Air Port as International Airport Alongwith other Three Airports of the Country.

Union Corporate Affairs & Power Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has expressed happiness on the Cabinet decision approving the proposal of declaring Mangalore Air Port as international airport alongwith other three airports of the country.

In a massage Dr. Moily said Mangalore is the gate way of Karnataka and it has the potential to develop as an important commercial centre next to Mumbai on the Western Coast. It has an excellent hinterland and with the advantage modern harbor a number of industries have been situated in this region. Manipal and other educational institutions have already attracted attention of the entire world. The region has already been boomed itself as a prominent hub of excellence. Every house of the region has atleast one person as NRI. Mangalore Airport is functioning since 1951 and most deserved to be declared as international airport. Presently it has the facilities of handling 400 passengers in the Domestic arrival Hall and 150 international passengers in international hall. The Minster said he has been keenly pursuing the matter for a couple of years for its declaration as International Airport keeping in view of the benefit of the international commuters and also the benefit of the region.

For this Dr. Moily while expressing gratitude towards the Prime Minster and the Minister of Civil Aviation have thanked them for considering his request.

Source: Press Information Bureau.

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