Vijayawada International Airport's new runway to be operational from July 15

Collector J Nivas has directed officials to make arrangements for its inauguration and implement the resettlement and rehabilitation package to those whose lands were acquired for the expansion.

Published: 08th July 2021 11:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2021 11:34 AM   |  A+A-

Gannavaram airport

A file photo of Gannavaram Airport

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Collector J Nivas has directed officials to make all arrangements for the inauguration of the expanded runway at Vijayawada International Airport near Gannavaram on July 15. In a meeting held with officials of Airport Authority of India, revenue and other departments here on Wednesday, Nivas has directed the officials to implement the R&R package to those whose lands were acquired for expansion of the airport. 

Measures should be taken to allocate the plots to the beneficiaries under R&R through the lottery system, besides improving basic amenities at the colonies, Nivas said. The total length of the runway is now 3,360 metres, while the width remains 45 metres.


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