Purandar Airport Clears Technical Hurdles with Ministry Approvals: Mohol

Purandar Airport Clears Technical Hurdles with Ministry Approvals: Mohol

Purandar Airport Clears Technical Hurdles with Ministry Approvals: Mohol

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Murlidhar Mohol, the newly appointed Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Cooperation, announced that the proposed airport in Purandar has received approvals from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), clearing major technical obstacles for the project.

Mohol shared this development with reporters during his first visit to Pune after assuming office as a central minister. According to him, the MoD granted approval in May 2024, while the DGCA’s approval came recently.

“With these approvals, approximately 99% of the technical issues related to the proposed airport have been resolved, and the next crucial step is land acquisition,” Mohol stated. He plans to engage with the Airports Authority of India (AAI), DGCA, and Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) to proceed with this phase.

Regarding the expansion of the Pune airport runway and the construction of a new terminal, Mohol revealed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has approved the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) proposal to allocate 241 personnel for the new terminal. Discussions are underway for runway expansion, requiring an additional 35 acres of land acquisition, with plans to secure funds from various governmental bodies.

Mohol expressed appreciation for the warm welcome he received from supporters at Pune airport and praised his party, the BJP, for providing opportunities for grassroots workers to ascend to significant positions. He emphasized the importance of collaboration across all assembly constituencies to strengthen the Mahayuti government and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work alongside Amit Shah.

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