Pune: To accelerate the delayed work on the proposed Purandar airport plan, a meeting with all stakeholders was held in New Delhi on Tuesday.
With several challenges coming ahead for the development of Purandar airport, the meeting was called by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC), the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI).
Pune District Collector Saurabh Rao had earlier said that the IAF suggested that the new runway should be parallel to the Lohegaon airport runway for technical reasons. Later, the IAF allowed an angular variation of 15 degrees for the proposed runaway of Purandar airport.
The AAI was asked to prepare a report on the common flying area and operational procedures of these two airports, which was submitted by them to the Ministry of Defence. Suresh Kakani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of MADC, who was present for the meeting, said that MADC was asked to submit survey reports related to Purandar airport, which were submitted by them.
“There are some technical details to be submitted by AAI to MoD and we might have another technical meet in fifteen days to discuss the airport,” added Kakani. MADC is constituted for development of Multi-Modal International Cargo Hub and is also involved in building and operating airports in the State.