Mysore Airport Runway Expansion: Second instalment of Rs. 100 crore released
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Mysore Airport Runway Expansion: Second instalment of Rs. 100 crore released

November 22, 2022

Funds will be transferred to KIADB for speedy land acquisition, says MP

Mysore/Mysuru: Months after he announced that Rs. 319.13 crore will be released for the Mysore Airport Runway Expansion project, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has released the second instalment of Rs. 100 crore.

The first instalment of Rs. 50 crore was released some time ago and works including levelling the areas around 140 metres of the existing runway and freeing the areas of land gradients have already been taken up. With the second major fund release, the project has got a boost.

On Apr. 16, 2022, the CM had consented to the release of Rs. 319,13,90,625 to expand the runway and take up the allied works at the Airport that is located at Mandakalli on the outskirts of the city. The Airport is spread over 490 acres and an additional 240 acres and 22.5 gunta land has to be acquired.

The Government Order (GO) clearing the release of the second instalment was issued on Nov. 19 and according to a press release from Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, the amount will be transferred to the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) to facilitate purchase and transfer of land. The land will be acquired by the State Government (KIADB) and it will be handed over to the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The MP stated now that Rs. 100 crore has been released, the land acquisition process has gained traction and KIADB will be asked to speed up the process.

At present, only ATR-72 type planes can land at Mysore Airport that has a length of 1,740 metres and a breadth of 30 metres. To facilitate the landing of bigger planes, the runway must be expanded to 2,750 metres and its breadth has to extend up to 45 metres.

A boost to industries, tourism and education

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Industrialists and tourism stakeholders say that the expanded runway where bigger planes  like Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 can land can create a conducive atmosphere for the creation of an International Airport. Bigger and long-haul flights that can cover cities across India will further boost the industrial growth of the Mysuru region.

This project, along with the 10-lane Economic Corridor between Mysuru and Bengaluru, the state-of-the-art semiconductor plant to be set up in Mysuru by Israeli firm ISMC Analog Fab Pvt. Ltd. with an investment of Rs. 22,900 crore, and Container Corporation of India’s (CONCOR) Multi-Modal Logistics Park at Kadakola will be a game-changer for the Mysuru region. It will build economic and industrial activities and also give a boost to tourism and education.

The State Government has fixed a compensation of Rs. 1.5 crore per acre as per the prevailing land rates and the KIADB has already acquired 206.22 acres of land through a notification for which the compensation has to be paid.

KSSIDC the nodal agency

Initially, the AAI had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the KIADB for land acquisition. Later, the Cabinet has made the Karnataka State Small Industries Development Corporation (KSSIDC) Limited as the nodal agency that will oversee and facilitate the transfer of land to AAI and also the Airport expansion works.

A point pertinent to note here is that the runway expansion hinges on the 500-metre to 600-metre-long underpass that will be built on Mysuru-Nanjangud Highway. The underpass is necessary as the alignment of the expanded runway and the Nanjangud Highway bisect each other.

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Once the underpass is constructed, the Highway will pass below the extended runway. The construction of the underpass is already in the pipeline and the project will be taken up by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at an estimated cost of Rs. 700 crore. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has also given security clearance for the underpass.

5 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysore Airport Runway Expansion: Second instalment of Rs. 100 crore released”

  1. Joseph Mundassery says:

    “the expanded runway where bigger planes like Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 can land can create a conducive atmosphere for the creation of an International Airport”
    After attending the G7 conference in Munich held a few months ago, as an observer, and on his way back stop over in The UAE, Modi, assured the so called Keralite businessmen resident in the UAE, that he will approve UAE-Mysore non-stop flights, when the airport is ready to receive the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 jet passenger aircraft.
    The above Keralite businessmen are really the crime bosses who currently smuggle massive amounts of gold through the 4 airports in Kerala, and want to expand their business of gold smuggling and Hawala channel money operations to Mysore. There are already a large number of Keralites coming to settle in Mysore, most of them are linked to the above illegal businesses and hence have money to buy plots and houses.
    The Kerala CM supports this expansion of Mysore airport , so that he can encourage more Keralites to move to Mysore. Modi listens to him, and Bommai is simply following Modi’s orders.
    When this medium haul jets are able to land, Singapore airlines are interested in a one-stop Singapore-Mysore route. They want to expand the increasing traffic of health tourism currently thriving from visitors from Mysore, who want to get treated in the excellent Singapore hospitals. Dubai has famous American and British hospitals which are expanding for similar health tourism. Mysore MLA Tanveer Sait got treated in one of these Dubai hospitals, when the private hospitals in Mysore let him down.

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