Greenfield Airport at Ongole

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Rajya Sabha that Government has granted `site clearance` to M/s Prakasham Airport Pvt Ltd for setting up of a Greenfield Airport at Ongole, Prakasham district in Andhra Pradesh. In the last three years, the Government has granted `in principle` approval to three Greenfield Airport … Read more

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad to become International Hub

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Rajya Sabha that Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is among the airports which has been identified for development as international hub. An `international airport` is an airport designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Contracting State in whose territory it is situated as … Read more

No Unsafe Airports in India

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Lok Sabha that there is no aerodrome which can be termed as unsafe. Information on facilities available at aerodromes is published through Aeronautical Information Publication for use by airline operators. This includes the information on non-compliance on applicable standards. The aircraft operations are carried … Read more

Cold wave conditions continue to sweep North India

Piercing cold wave conditions continued to sweep North India as temperature plummeted at several places in the region. In Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius. The Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, has been opened for one-way traffic. In Himachal Pradesh, mercury fell … Read more

India Poised to be third biggest aviation market by 2020

Addressing the members of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Panjim, Goa, Indian Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Ajit Singh said that India is poised to be the third biggest aviation market in the world by 2020. He also expressed the hope that as per growth projections the air passenger traffic is … Read more

Fresh snowfall in Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti Himachal Pradesh India

In Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches of tribal districts Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur received fresh snowfall on Thursday, resulting severe cold throughout state. The met department has predicted more snowfall on higher reaches during next two days. The tribal district Lahaul-Spiti has been cut off by road connectivity with rest of the country as the gateway … Read more

Better Tourist Amenities at Amritsar and Rai Bareilli

Ministry of Tourism has undertaken joint development of tourist amenities at Amritsar and Rai Bareilli Railway Stations in association with Ministry of Railways. A Central Government assistance of Rs.10.20 crores is being provided by the Tourism Ministry. As part of the joint initiative, Ministry of Railways shall make land for the project available free of … Read more

UNWTO Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development to be Held at Hyderabad

United Nations World Tourism Organisation ( UNWTO) Commission’s Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development and 25th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia will be held at Hyderabad from 12th to 14th of this month. Announcing this in New Delhi today Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi said the need … Read more

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