• Vellore may soon be on civil aviation map

    Vellore’s long-felt need for an airport might soon become a reality. On Friday, senior officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Chennai, inspected the airport at Abdullapuram to test the landing and study the infrastructure requirements to start commercial operations.

    According to officials, the senior AAI officials and a private operator flew to the airport in a six-seat private flight. “The officials visited the airport to test the flight landing. They wanted to see the state of the runway and if it was possible to land on the airstrip or not. The plan is to start commercial operations in the existing place,” an officer said.

    AAI owns nearly 50 acres of land here. The runway was 750 metres long, he said and added that the authorities looked at the various infrastructure requirements for passengers. “As of now, there are no facilities at the airport. They studied the buildings and amenities that would be required for passengers,” he added. Evander Kane Womens Jersey

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