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Permission for passenger transport from Chippewa Airport

Mumbai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has finally cleared the Chippewa Airport in Sindhudurg district, which has been stalled for the last few years, adding to the glory and development of the Konkan.

IRB Sindhudurg Airport Pvt. Ltd. at Chipi in Ku Dal taluka of Sindhudurg district. K Lela is the first greenfield airport to be developed by the company at a cost of about Rs 800 crore. Although the airport was inaugurated earlier, it was not possible to fly from the airport. A few days back, Union Minister Narayan Rane had announced the inauguration of the airport on October 9. The state government had also announced the inauguration ceremony separately. After Rane took the position that there was no need to invite Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the state government removed Rane from the list of chief guests.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has given permission for flights from this airport. Therefore, all the obstacles in the way of this airport have been removed and the way for the company to start passenger flights has also been cleared. IRB Managing Director Virendra Mhaiskar said the permit marked the most important milestone in the project. According to the MoU, the airport will be owned by IRB for about 90 years.

What will happen

The Konkan is now connected to Mumbai, Western Maharashtra, the southern states and other parts of the country by air, which will benefit passengers and freight.

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