Aviation officials visit city International Airport

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Bangalore, Feb 29 (UNI) A high-level committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation today held 'on the spot' inspection at new Bangalore International Airport, Devanahalli, 35 km from here, on the compliance of all the statutory norms before allowing to become operational from March 30.

Official sources said here, the team comprising senior officials of Airports Authority of India and Directorate General of Civil Aviation, would vouch for adherence of all parameters on various profiles of a functional airport before giving green signal for its operations.

The country's first green-field airport was being constructed at a cost of about Rs 2400 crore and was scheduled to be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on March 28. The commercial operations would start from March 30.

During the previous visit, the Civil Aviation team found about 14 parameters relating to Air Traffic Control (ATC) to be complied with by the Promoters, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL).

The team was also expected to conduct another inspection in the first week of March before making it functional, the sources added.

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