Rajkot Mayor urges CM to shift Airport
Rajkot, Mar 06: Rajkot Mayor Dhanshukh Bhanderi has urged the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to shift the present Rajkot Airport to the outskirts of the city since it has a short runway and wide-bodied plane cannot land or take off.
Talking to UNI, Mr Bhanderi said, he has written a letter to the Chief Minister in this regard and requested him to look in the future prospects as Rajkot is the commercial hub of Saurashtra and its proximity near ports make it more important.
Rajkot being the central city of Saurashtra has a number of people travelling by air, he said.
The Airport could be shifted to Vavadi, some 15 kms away from the city, Mr Bhanderi added.
The plan to extend the runway of Rajkot airport by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is not served as the airport does not have open space on its sides, leaving little scope for changes, he said.