GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has signed the concession settlement to fee, operationalise and preserve the civilian enclave on the Bidar airport in north Karnataka beneath the regional connectivity UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. GHIAL is anticipated to begin the airport operations within the first week of February 2020 with the operations of 1 each day flight connecting Bidar with Bangalore.
“The operationalisation of Bidar airport is a testimony to our commitment to support the government of India’s flagship regional connectivity scheme. We are confident that the start of commercial operations at Bidar will provide a boost to the local economy through better connectivity for the people of Bidar and the large number of tourists who visits the area,” mentioned SGK Kishore, government director-south, GMR Airports, and CEO, GHIAL, in an announcement.
Bidar metropolis is the headquarters of the Bidar district and is house to necessary non secular shrines and historic monuments, together with Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib, which is without doubt one of the holiest websites of the Sikh faith on this a part of the nation. Bidar can also be famend for Bidriware steel handicraft merchandise which were acknowledged with the coveted geographical indication (GI) tag.
GMR Group’s airport portfolio has round 325-million passenger capability in operation and beneath improvement, comprising India’s busiest Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, and Mactan Cebu International Airport in partnership with Megawide in Philippines. While greenfield initiatives beneath improvement embody airport at Mopa in Goa and one other one at Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in partnership with GEK Terna. The GMR-Megawide consortium has received the Clark International Airport’s EPC undertaking, the second undertaking in Philippines. The firm not too long ago acquired the Letter of Intent for improvement and operations of Nagpur airport on PPP foundation and improvement and operation of greenfield airport at Bhogapuram in Andhra Pradesh. GMR Group is growing very distinctive airport cities on the industrial land accessible round its airports in Delhi, Hyderabad and Goa.