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Long cherished dream comes true as Aircraft trial run was successful at Kalaburagi Airport Runway

Long cherished dream comes true as Aircraft trial run was successful at Kalaburagi Airport Runway

Kalaburagi, Karnataka, Aug 26 (UNI) Long cherished dream of air passengers of this part was fulfilled as the Aircraft, run on trial, successfully landed on the newly built runway here on Sunday.

Speaking on the occasion, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha M Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Congress did its best for development of Hyderabad-Karnataka region by implementing Article 373 (J) and now the reality of Kalaburgi Airport. Now it is left to the NDA Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include Kalaburagi under Union Government's Udaan scheme for overall development of the most backward region.

Mr Kharge said that the State government contributed fully for building the Airport. 'We don't do work for the sake of publicity . Development is our motive".

The two flights Dimond DA-40 and Dimond DA-42 has flew from Hyderabad and landed here without any hitch.

According to official reports, of the three packages, 80 per cent f works taken up under Package I and Package II at a cost of Rs 90.66 crore and Rs 31.12 crore respectively have been completed. Of the total allocation of Rs 90.66 crore in Package I, the Public Works Department has spent around Rs 74.26 crore for constructing the 3.27 km runway, the 9.7 km peripheral road, and the compound wall. Under Package II, as much as Rs 7.28 crore is spent on building the terminal building, Air Traffic Control (ATC) building, electrical sub-station building, crash fire rescue building, underground tank, signage and direction boards. Work on installing the Airfield Lighting System, automatic weather session instrument cables, air conditioning, baggage system, flight

information display system are in progress. Officials said the completion of these works was not a prerequisite for trial landing. The remaining works to be completed in a month to make the

airport ready for operations in October.

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