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Tuesday 17 September 2019
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Sudden hindrance from Security Forces for the extension of Palaly Airport

Sudden hindrance from Security Forces for the extension of Palaly Airport

In a context where activities are being undertaken to extend and re-commission Palaly Airport as a Regional Airport, sudden hindrances has been posed by security Forces. The new confusions in renovation attempt have also put India into dissatisfaction.

The planning for upgrading Palaly as a international standard Civil Airport had been accepted in policy level and India had pledged funds for the renovation.

In the initial  planning two buildings located closer to the Run-way were intended to be allocated for the activities of the Immigration and Emigration Dept and Customs department.Planning was also centered on these two buildings.

In this context the Security faction has suddenly refused to hand over these building  and this stance has been informed to the Indian Embassy officials, said an officer who declined to be identified. The Security faction has suggested constructing necessary buildings on the Myliddy side.

Despite planning was done to undertake the renovation on speedy pace, hindrance has been created by the new circumstances, he said.


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