AAI signs MoU with Uttarakhand for the development of aviation sector

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has entered into a MoU with Government of Uttarakhand and collaborated with Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) to develop the civil aviation sector in the state.

The MoU is aimed at identifying relevant factors influencing the development of civil aviation infrastructure in Uttarakhand; assessing commercial potential of various airports of the state; identifying technical considerations for airport operations; evaluating site related technical and engineering parameters for development of projects, making estimate of the capital outlay for the future projects and development of master plan for existing and future civil aviation infrastructure in the state.

AAI will assist UCADA in obtaining required clearances for airport operations starting with the upgraded airport at Pithoragarh and later at Chiniyalisaur.

S Ramaswamy, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand and Anil Gupta, General Manager (Business Development) signed the MoU. Ramaswamy said that the state government is determined to fulfill the long pending requirement of operational airports within the state.

The new airports would be part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme and boost tourism and air connectivity for the local public.