Friday, Aug 23 2019 | Time 15:29 Hrs(IST)
  • Life remains paralysed for 19th day in Kashmir; restrictions back
  • Trump's threat to quit WTO 'negotiating tactics' ahead of G7 summit: Italian Official
  • New houses being built for flood affected in Kodagu
  • Alert issued in Kerala following 6 LeT terrorits sneaks into TN
  • INX media: Apex Court grants interim relief to Chidambaram from arrest in ED case
  • Hong Kong court extends ban on protests in city's airport: Reports
  • Netanyahu hints Israel behind attacks on Iran-backed militia depots in Iraq
  • Death toll due to rain havoc in Kodagu rise to 13, with one more body recovered
  • As many as 10,51,769 new EPF subscribers in June
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
  • SBI protects interest rate for saving bank depositors
  • Pak fires unprovoked, violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri; jawan martyred
States » South

Laxman urges Prabhu to establish Aviation Varsity in Hyderabad

Laxman urges Prabhu to establish Aviation Varsity in Hyderabad

Hyderabad/New Delhi, Jan 11 (UNI) BJP Telangana unit President Dr K Laxman urged Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu to establish Aviation Varsity in Hyderabad.

In a memorandum, submitted to the Civil Aviation Minister on Friday, a copy of which was released to media here, Dr Laxman said that Hyderabad is the sixth largest metropolis in India, known for its rich history, culture, varied heritage in arts, crafts and dance. It is also known as “City of Pearls”.

He said in the memorandum that Hyderabad has several defence, educational, legal, agricultural, training, Research and Development Institutes. The city has 13 Universities, including 3 Central, 6 State, 2 Deemed and 2 private universities, and also has world-class institutes like IIT, IIIT, ISB, BITS, Nalsar, IPE . Today, it is home to many multi-national companies and global majors including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, CA, Oracle, IBM, Dell, TCS, Infosys, Wipro and others.

Apart from IT, Hyderabad is also emerging as a leader in the pharmaceutics, biotechnology, insurance and tourism sectors, Mr Laxman said, adding Hyderabad offers good weather all the year around.

In view of Air Force Academy, Dundigal, Air Force Station, Hakimpet, Central Training Establishment at Balanagar, College of Air Warfare at Secunderabad, International Airport at Shamshabad, there is a lot of scope for establishment of Aviation Varsity also in Hyderabad.

Air India has already installed a brand new second A320 simulator costing about Rs 65 crore at the Central Training Establishment (CTE) at Balanagar (Begumpet, Old Airport) last year for training pilots and is also in the process of having an exclusive ATR simulator in the same premises. Without this, trainee pilots were forced to go to Bangkok or Singapore for advanced training. While there is an ATR simulator at Gurugram in the private sector, this will be the first public sector. Last year, the CTE had trained a total of 200 pilots, the memorandum said.

Short and long-term diploma courses in training and management can be offered if an Aviation University is set up, that would be the first of its kind in the country. Air India also can open up its simulators and other training facilities for private airlines.

“ Therefore, the BJP Telangana unit requests you to kindly consider the matter and take steps to set up Aviation University in Hyderabad ”, Dr Laxman said in his memorandum.

UNI VV CS 1412

More News

BJP demands AP CM to make statement on Capital city Amaravati

23 Aug 2019 | 3:06 PM

Vijayawada, Aug 23 (UNI) BJP Andhra Pradesh Unit President Kanna Lakshminarayana demanded Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to make a statement on the capital city Amaravati by allaying fears and doubts of the people.

see more..

New houses being built for flood affected in Kodagu

23 Aug 2019 | 3:01 PM

Madikeri, Karnataka, Aug 23 (UNI) Those who lost their houses during the last year’s floods will be handed over key of new ones shortly, as most of the houses are ready for occupation Karnataka minister S Suresh Kumar said.

see more..

Alert issued in Kerala following 6 LeT terrorits sneaks into TN

23 Aug 2019 | 2:56 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (UNI) An alert has been issued in Kerala following Intelligence reports that a six-member Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group infiltrated into neighbouring Tamil Nadu through sea route from Sri Lanka.

see more..

Venkaiah to flag off new Intercity Express on Aug 25

23 Aug 2019 | 2:45 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 23 (UNI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will flag off the Intercity Superfast Express to run daily between Gudur and Vijayawada on August 25.

see more..

Death toll due to rain havoc in Kodagu rise to 13, with one more body recovered

23 Aug 2019 | 2:39 PM

Madikeri, Karnataka, Aug 23 (UNI) The death toll in recent heavy rains and flood in Kodagu district in Karnataka rose to 13 after one more body of a 50-year-old women was recovered from the landslide site of Thora village.

see more..