Civil Aviation officials visit Bangalore 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 this year.

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

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

During the previous visit the Civil Aviation team had found about 14 parameters relating to Air Traffic Control (ATC) which were remained to be complied with by the promoters, the 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 said.

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