Aerotropolis in Durgapur: First time in India

satviki By satviki, 26th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/dlo_iyih/
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Durgapur Aerotropolis will be the first Aerotropolis located in India.It marks the existence of this place in the field of aviation and Aerotropolis.

Aerotropolis at Durgapur, West bengal : First Aerotropolis in India


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Once again we have stepped into another year-2012. May it be just another calender year for all, but for us, who live in steel township Durgapur of West Bengal, it marks an year of our existence in the field of aviation & Aerotropolis.
Durgapur Aerotropolis is the supposed to be the first Aerotropolis located in India. It is being developed in association with Singapore's Changi Airports International (CAI) and constructed by Bengal Aerotropolis Project Limited (BAPL). The airport city is near a region known as Andal.
Plans to set up an airport along with township, IT and logistics hub at Durgapur-Andal Region was conceived by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and the West Bengal Government in the year 2007.
Spreaded over 2,182 acres (approx), the airport will have a single- storeyed passenger terminal building with an annual capacity of handling one million passengers. The airport is expected to start operation by the end of current year.It will be expanded in three phases to 2.5 million passenger capacity, said one source.
Sources from the consortium of the project also revealed that they would be approaching to the present govenment of West bengal for reduction in sales tax for ATF at this airport thinking lower ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel) would attract airlines to the new airport.
So, once the project gets materialised, it will be a great relief for the people from this region of Durgapur, Bolpur, Shantiniketan and Asansol as they will no longer have to travel to the city of kolkata to reach to the airport Dumdum to make a journey to any corner of the world.

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Aerotropolis Durgapur, Aerotropolis Durgapur Project, Aerotropolis Durgapur Update, Andal Airport, Bengal Aerotropolis Durgapur, First Aerotropolis In India, New Airport At Durgapur, West Bengal

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Great information for the people of Durgapur, Bolpur, Shantiniketan and Asansol, who will be highly delighted to have Aerotropolis very close r to them.

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author avatar satviki
27th Feb 2012 (#)

@Rathnashikamani
Thanks for your comments.Yes, its indeed a great milestone reached and will surely be a pride for the people of this region.

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author avatar satviki
27th Feb 2012 (#)

@Rathnashikamani
Thanks for your comments.Yes, its indeed a great milestone reached and will surely be a pride for the people of this region.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Nice reviews, thank you for sharing.

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