Private airport to come up at Aranmula

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Pathanamthitta, Mar 15 (UNI) A Rs 1,500 crore airport will be constructed at Aranmula in this district of Kerala within three years, Aranmula Aviation Chairman P S Nair said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the Government had given licence to the airport that would have a 10,000-ft-long runway.

He said the runway would be completed in a years time and air-taxi service started to cater to the needs of central Travancore.

Land measuring 400 acres had been acquired for the project.

The Mumbai-based 'Aerobics' had been entrusted with the task of preparing the project report.

The first phase of construction would cost Rs 400 crore. It was also planned to run a flying school with an annual strength of 60 cadets.

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