Indore: Airport gets 20.48 acre land

Indore: Even as Free Press published on its New Year edition that there were goodies lined up for the airport in 2019, the new government handed over 20.48 acre plot to the city airport administration on Monday.The demarcation of the land was also conducted on Tuesday. The airport administration plans to build the next level of development on the said land, including new ATC and terminal building, fire station and extended parking.

Putting an end to the nearly 8-year-old demand of the Airport Authority of India (AAI), which was seeking 28 acre of land located opposite to the new terminal building and close to Gandhi Nagar Road, the Possession Letter of the 20.48 acre land was handed over to the officials of the Collector office to AAI officials in the office of the Airport Director on Monday evening.

Top official sources of the district administration and airport administration informed that the demarcation of the said land was also conducted in favour of AAI by personnel of collector office on Tuesday morning. For transferring of the said land, last year, a broad consensus was built after intervention of local MP and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who took up the issue before the then CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Talking to Free Press Airport Director Aryama Sanyal, confirmed the development. Sharing the planning and the usage of the said plot, she said, “We require this land to make advance stage development of the airport for the future needs; to house the traffic sure to rise following rolling out of International flight from the city.

“We will build a new terminal and Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC), Fire Station and extended car parking area. As an immediate measure we will be shifting the exit gate from existing location to the middle of the boundary wall of the said land towards Bijasan Road. This will help in reliving the congestion from exit point

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