New terminal at Chipi Airport in Sindhudurg to boost tourism
The Konkan region has a long and beautiful coastline blessed with picturesque white sandy beaches. The region is not only blessed with rich natural beauty but also has ancient temple and historical forts. With the new airport coming up in the region, air connectivity to areas of Northern Karnataka, western Maharashtra and parts of Goa will improve. It will also boost tourism in the region and will enhance the economic development of the region.
The Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the newly constructed terminal building and associated works of Chipi Airport, Sindhudurg in Maharashtra today 5th March 2019. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis will be present on the occasion.
Flight operations from the airport (under UDAN scheme) will commence very soon. Routes connecting Sindhudurg to Pune, Mumbai and Nashik have already been approved under UDAN 3.1 and bids from airlines have been invited.
Total cost of the project was around Rs 520 crore. The new terminal building has a capacity to handle 400 passengers per hour and with an annual passenger capacity of about 10 lakh.
Runway Length of the airport is 2500 M X 45 M, which is suitable for operations of A-320 and B737 type of aircrafts. The works of Apron, Taxiway, Isolation Bay and boundary wall have been completed.
There is a well equipped fire station and other associated facilities along with the airport. Security and Watch Tower have also been completed