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AAI obtains land for Vellore Airport project

A piece of land on Abdullapuram-Alangayam Road will be handed over to complete the runway work

State Highways Department, Airports Authority of India, Vellore Airport, Tamil Nadu, Abdullapuram-Alangayam Road, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, UDAN

The State Highways Department has agreed to hand over a piece of land to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for ensuring runway connectivity at Vellore Airport in Tamil Nadu.

A piece of land on Abdullapuram-Alangayam Road (SH-122) will be handed over to complete the runway work and Rs 1.7 crore will be sought for construction of another road adjacent to the airport compound wall. The road will provide connectivity to Asanambut, Alangayam and many other villages en route.

If completed, the airport will become operational to 20 seater planes providing connectivity with International airports at Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad. Vellore Airport was sanctioned under the Phase-II Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of UDAN.

The terminal building on Abdullapuram-Alangayam is complete and the work on completing electrical works for terminal building and runway are currently underway.

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