CM asks GMR to plan second runway at RGHIA

CM asks GMR to plan second runway at RGHIA”

The Chief Minister suggested construction of a convention centre to accomodate 12,000 people and exhibition centre, as Hyderabad is fast emerging as a venue for several global conferences, meetings and events.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), which operates the airport, on Tuesday sought the Telangana government's cooperation for building the second runway. To meet future needs of the growing airport, the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wants Hyderabad Airport to be developed with worldwide standards and also a wonderful Airport City with all the facilities.

Hyderabad Airport has registered a growth of 27 percent in both domestic passenger traffic and domestic air traffic movements in FY2016-17 over FY2015-16, which is the highest among all metro airports in India. However, keeping in view the growth, another terminal and construction of a second runway was necessary.

The Chief Minister wanted Hyderabad Airport to be developed along with Airport City and an global convention centre. Due to favorable weather and proper maintenance of the law and order situation, several worldwide conferences are being held here. The State Government was prepared to extend its support for the developments and he himself would be present at the ground breaking ceremony of the proposed airport city.

"The infrastructure should be such that even if there are 5 crore passengers there should not be any problem".

The Hyderabad airport launched Express Security Check Area for passengers flying within the country without any check-in bags.

The Chief Minister held a review meeting with senior officials and GMR Group representatives on the proposed extension works of the worldwide airport.GMR Group chairman Grandhi Mallikarjuns Rao presented a cheque of?12.28 crore to the Chief Minister towards the Government's share of the dividend (13 %) from the airport's earnings , As Reported By Hindu.

Working under the motto of "One Family - One Mission" the entire Hyderabad Airport family including airlines, government & regulatory agencies such as CISF, Customs & Immigration and various other service providers are all supporting the airport's latest passenger centric #PassengerisPrime program and all the stakeholders are working together to offer a number of new initiatives in the coming days focused on delivering enhanced passenger experience at Hyderabad Airport.

The Chief Minister directed the State government officials to take up works pertaining to widening of roads leading to the airport, providing sanitation, power supply, drainage and other related works.

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