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Rs 4,000 crore needed for runway extension at Mangaluru airport, says fresh proposal


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 14: Airports Authority of India has come up with a fresh proposal as per which Rs 4,000 crore would be required for the extension of runway here. The issue of runway extension has been in limbo since many years.

A special meeting presided by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel was held at the auditorium of the airport on Wednesday September 13. The meeting was convened to discuss runway extension at the airport and other pending works. Officials said that as per the proposal now received, the authority has estimated that Rs 4,000 crore would be needed for land acquisition.

The MP instructed the officials of the authority to take steps towards acquisition of additional land required for the runway extension. He said that the state government has to acquire the land needed for the purpose and hand it over to the authority, duly adding that once this is done, the aviation ministry will take up the work of extending the runway .


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Mulky-Moodbidri MLA, Abhay Chandra Jain, subdivisional officer of the local taluk,Renuka Prasad, Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, Jeevan Saldanha, Gokuldas Nayak, director of airport, V V Rao and some others attended the meeting.

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  • jk, belman

    Fri, Sep 15 2017

    good idea ,but when train will connect to airport??when bus will start from airport to mangalore junction or railway station???


    is it possible private parties can invest ,then 4000 or 8000 people are ready in south canara or nearby

    but our leaders are wasting time ,we dont know , still how long it will take.

    god bless all.

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  • Benjamin DSouza, Omzoor/Muscat

    Fri, Sep 15 2017

    Most of the people are in favor of relocating the Airport to Padubidri or any other suitable place between Udupi and Mangalore. In my opinion Bajpe airport may be used for domestic flights and new airport is for international flights. I request the concerned authorities to rethink twice before coming to any conclusion.

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  • Ruben, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 16 2017

    None is in favour of shifting the airport to padubidri or elsewhere as stated by Benjamin.. It is wise to extend the present runway and the facilities instead of aquiring land somewhere else, displacing people and families and spending lot of money for the new place.

    I would rather suggest that the Government extend the present runway first. When one runway is extended the other runway is also being extended.

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  • Rayan, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    International airport should be anywhere in mangalore itself... either current one or any nearby.....it should not be shifted to any other District as mangalore is internationally recognized and a business hub.. With considerate population.

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  • Joy, karkala

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Good job

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  • kevin lewis, trasi/dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    you need space to extend the runway, can anyone tell which direction it can be done ? please check in google maps

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  • Francis Saldanha, Bahrain

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Tailor-made airport exclusively built for the favorite airlines…..!! (Only)!! No scope for further developments and not for any other international direct flights…RS. 4000 crore….!! Unthinkable for extension….

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Under such circumstances there is no need to extend the runway in view of the fact a good of passengers from Kasargod and beyond will soon be shifting to Kannur. There is possibility of decline in passengers unless more flights are introduced to newer destinations like Chennai (for connecting flights to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, etc.) and beyond GCC countries.

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  • Pinto, BLR

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Come on guys. It is easier than you think !

    See PM promised 15 lakhs to every citizen.

    At lest 1 citizen from all (or few) families sacrifices or gives this money to AAI or against shares.
    You need only 26,667 people to join hands.

    Government claims so many people gave up gas subsidy i.e. money paid from their pocket. This is just you are giving back lottery you promised back to the government.

    This table top airport can save all during storms, flooding, hurricane, tsunami etc as it is at an elevated place. It is near to heaven also.

    Cheers !!!! Let us rejoice.

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  • NR, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Dear sir, select another good location for int'l AIR PORT, its convenient and development for that area............................

    good luck for Dakshina kannada.

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  • Raju Bangera, Padubidri/Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    These Politian's and their supporters will ruin my HINDUSTAN for sure.
    Instead of spending 4000 crores on this old airport, construct a new airport as planned earlier at PADUBIDRI. So we can have 2 airports international at Padubidri and domestic at Bajpe. INSTEAD OF REPAIRING THE SAME OLD THINGS THINK OF CONSTRUCTING SOME NEW ALSO.

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    It it far better to build new airport in Padubidri
    Mangalore Airport is one of Tabletop airport definitely we cannot expand much for in future, waste of investments

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    We need not buy land to build International Airport in the Sea ...

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  • Cyril, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Fooling the people of Manglaore..?? before election.

    To Grab the land.!
    To loot the money..!!

    Only blind will accept the proposal...!!!

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  • P Rebello, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Sack the Engineer planning Table Top Airport extension plan.

    Why cant the airport be moved towards flat coastal land close to Sea between Mangalore & Udupi @ the same cost.

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  • Wilfy, Kinnigoly/Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Start campaign for new state of the art airport which is capable of handling even Airbus A380. Build it through public -private collaboration by issuing shares. Give the entire management to biuld to Dr. B R Shetty. This is the only way we can attract tourism to our coastal Karntaka. This is the only way we can save future mishaps at table top Mangalore airport.

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  • George, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Kinnigoli is a better place.

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  • Jossie, London/Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Dear Airport Authorities ad Govt Of India. Kindly do not waste our hard earned tax money on expansion plan for runway. Mangalore airport does not have good reviews and I think soon people from Kerala, Kasargod and others will have their own international airports. Which means our airport business will drop by 40 Percent as per surveys done last year. Being Mangalorian I like and love my place, but hate the politics played on us! So many Toll booths,Bad roads. Police force and their needs including decent living is not met! Our schools and colleges charge such high fees,even in the UK I did ot find anyone doing so. Govt thinks Mangalore is full of Rich people? No We all struggle for our daily bread,schooling,Medical needs and taxation.
    Look at the the Govt sponsored projects. Mangalore has become Chemical factory and even the air we breath has become poisonous( Water polluted already). And now Airport expansion? NO way Please invest into improving water storage, clean road and housing facilities for Police and security people.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The safety of the plane and the passengers is prime responsibility and this investment need to be spent on priority

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  • JK, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    4000 Crores!!! Oh no...better to relocate or build new Airport at Udupi-Padubidri

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  • Diwakar, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Just 4000 crores... Bullet train is One Lakh 25 Thousand crore if not derailed...

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  • OSWALD VAZ, BAHRAIN/ THOTTAM

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    You can take money in exchange of smuggled Gold. Now so far how much Gold you people caught ?. Who's coffer it is going ?.

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  • Vikram Amin, Bengaluru / Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Dear Mr. Joseph,

    Let us not start blame game saying that Congress is right and BJP is wrong vice varsa.

    Do you know why is Nalin Kumar Kateel winning in Mangalore it is because of Congress leaders always appeasing the Minority Community. Janardhan Poojary is losing from the past 5 times. Why is he losing from the past 20 years? There must be some issues with Janaradhan Poojary or the Congress Leaders. Also I would like to know why is Verappa Moily ran away from DK Disctrict and contested in Chickaballapur constituency. Where was BJP 25 years back in our Undivided District? It is because of Congress leaders I.e Janardhan Poojary, Oscar Fernandes & Verappa Moily who are fit for nothing. I'm not saying Nalin Kumar is great etc. He is also same. So let us not blame any party etc. We need leaders who are inclined towards development of our Constituency. We need leaders who can give job opportunities for our Youths. Recently there was some strikes etc for giving jobs in Grameena banks to Andhra People. For this our Politicians should come out and fight. I didnt see any MP/MLA giving any statements etc. This is not happening. Pls go to our Neighbouring districts like Shimoga, Hassan. At least basic infrastructure like borewells, better Govt Schools facilities etc are been done by Deve Gowda and Yediruppa. Mohan MP from Bengaluru Central is very proactive always approachable. When IT employees had difficulties in travelling he took initiative and actively fought with SWR authorties took out fund from his MP quota and saw to that a Railway station was done which was beneficial to the public.

    Instead of saying Congress is bad, BJP is bad we can say Leaders whichever party who wants to do something for the society they can do it. Vision is required.
    Pls note I'm neither a Congress Supporter, Nor BJP nor affiliated to any Religious organisation.
    My vision is only that my Favourite District i.e Undivided Coastal Karnataka develops manifold.

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  • Shiva, Puttur

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Solution is- Demand for TULUNADU state- contest election in banner of Tulunadu Rajya sene

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    We are happy with the existing facilities . Yes better to give 50% to poor farmers from 4000 CR.

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  • vivek, hirebyle / abu dhabi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    we must not forget " WE HAVE 2 M.P' s FROM COASTAL REGION "......woh kis din kaam ayenge ?????

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    HOW MUCH GOLD U HAVE CAUGHT TILL NOW , GIVE IT TO GOVERNMENT AND AS 4000 CRORE FROM CENTRAL .

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Only insane thought and those have no business and development acumen will spend such huge money on this existing airport.

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  • Mangalore, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Display the break down of 4000 cr..
    Who is the Estimation Engineer??
    How many proposals have been submitted??
    Minimum 3 proposals required.
    What all scope is covered in 4000 cr..??

    provide all technical details..

    However it is for a good cause..not a dead investment like statues.

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Please help the indian farmers with this 4000 crore.

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  • PEACELOVER, India

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Why divert Airport money, we must divert the money we are spending on building statues for appeasement. 3500 crores for Sardar Patel Statue in Gujarat and around 6000 crores for building statue of Shivaji in Mumbai.

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  • Comman, Man

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Byndoor (udupi dist) is best place.. very vast place which will be near to NH, railway station, govt/pravite bus depo and plus very near and centre to kollur.. murdeshwar.. bhatkal.. gokarna.. malpe..udupi..mlore (TOURIST PLACES ALSO)

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Build a new bigger airport at a safer location.... abandon the existing one... problem solved..... govt should not be playing with peoples lives.

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  • Mohandas Hejmady, Mumbai Goregaon

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    As per the recent servey by the Airport Authority,about the extension of runway it's clearly said in the report that extension is not advisable as the space available not enough to cope of with ever increasing load of passenger in the future.They advised to have alternative Air Port to solve this problem. Now serious thinking is required on this issue, this politicians are playing in this problem for their benefit with short term solution not bothered about the cost incurred on the airport and not interested in convince of public.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    A table-top airport offers no scope for expansion. Please relocate the airport to somewhere between Mangalore and Udupi where large tracts of land are available. A few hills can be flattened in order to obtain more space.

    Can someone please advise if vast tracts of land are available near Padubidri-Mulki?

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  • Hasan, Doha

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    When Our honourable prime minister can spend lakhs of crores for his state in the name of development. why cant our MP ask few thousand crores for the extension.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Jossey,
    we will be missing your comments in D.W

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Ants work done by elephant ....Mr Nalin to study the feasibility report or else can somebody advice him....Bajpe is not at all suitable for table top reasons anybody can guess.. waste of tax payers fund....best ideal place will be along NH17 stretch till Padubidri/Mulky. If Veerappa Moily not budged to appeasement politics in 1992 Dr BR shetty made a world class Airport near Padubidri. after Dr.TMA Pai, Sri Srinivas Mallya,Sri KS hegde Sri KS Rao no politicians in undivided southcanara made a remarkable contribution to the district.

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  • karthik.kS, Qatar

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Its True...the Trio- Moily-Poojary-Oscar has shown some vision mean undivided southcanara would had developed a best district in Karnataka, which has all the potential..

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  • WALTER MONTEIRO, BELMAN/ABUDHABI

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    I agree with you sir, Please give entire Airport project to Our Beloved Dr. B.R. Shetty he will built new airport in Padubidri along with others help or Alone .

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  • dinesh shetty, Nitte/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Its true Mr Walter Sir..I heard from Dr shetty, he had appointed a coordinator for Airport Projects in 1992, and spent lacks for feasibility study,only his demand was to name the Airport as his wish. But Moily because of Mangalore side lobby ignored entirely.Undivided southcanara missed an opportunity to have state of art airport facility..SHAME ON ALL now we are looking at Kerala have 5 world class airports...

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Even the expenses for the Refreshment for the meeting was borne by us the general public in form of extra fees added to our ticket.

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  • Ramakrishna, Ulloor/Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Current Mangalore airport location is jinxed and devoid of enough land and space. If one remembers, there was a proposal to build airport at Kanchinadka, near Padubidri in early 1985 period.

    It was stalled due to again, APPEASEMENT POLITICS, just to relocate a few minority family from there. The CM was Veerappa Moily from Congress at that time who scuttled this project.

    If it had taken place, at that time, due to low land costs, it would have easy. There was a huge chunk of land which later Suzlon bought.

    The area would have developed faster and it was well connected, 37 kms from Mangalore and 23 kms from Udupi.

    Now, we cannot expand neither relocate due to high costs. Now, instead, we have polluting UPCL which came up near and entire coastal belt with suffer in another 20 years

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Nothing will going to happen above all meeting is up coming election gimmick......Nalin is master in fooling.......

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The meeting was held only to blame State Government.
    What the Central Cow Gober-ment will do only to giver permission for the extension of runway???!!!

    Nalin Kumar kateel already has two crowns./ cases.

    1) BURNING OF D.K.,/S.K., DISTRICT.
    2) THREATENING S.P., NAYAK FOR SHUTTING DOWN KARNATAKA WITHIN HALF AN HOUR.

    WHY THEN IS THE RUNWAY REQUIRED DEAR NALIN KUMAR KATIL.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    cow govt is better than your butcher govt.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Dear Dinesh, Dubai,

    Ours is not a government of Butcher.
    Ours is a progressive government of Future.

    Your Gober-ment has no money to buy oxygen to keep alive children.
    Your Gober-ment is a Lynching for beef. The Chaddi B.I ., hasn't find out who killed Panashree.

    WE ALL KNOW WHO MASSACRED / BUTCHERED IN CHATTHISGARH, GUJARAT, AND IN ORISSA.

    AND NOW SOMEONE WILL BRING WHO KILLED SIKHS???!!!

    CONGRESS PRESERVED SOVEREIGNTY AND INTEGRITY OF INDIA.

    AND BJP PRESERVED BIGMOUTHS.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Nalin will arrange all the funds...

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  • Masterji, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    hi sirji nalin not dare to speak with P.M Mr. Modiji. He don't know to speak either Hindi or English. Our PM don't known Tulu or Kannada. Now only hops with Nalin to bring Fund from Central Govt. ????????????. Good luck sir. We will look forward our Airport runway extension by 2019 Election. If so MY ONE VOTE TO YOU SIR.

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  • Dheeraj, Katapady/Riyadh

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Never ending debate , hope so govt will think only on passenger safety and not his pocket

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Let us relocate new Mangaluru International Airport & I am available as Consultant ...

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    My good ness.... At least you spare Airport Pls Jossey!!!

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  • Suresh, Moodbidri

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Your consultancy badly required to Rahul Gandhi please help him.................

    DisAgree [12] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

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