The first commercial flight will land at the proposed Aranmula airport in December, 2014, according to KGS Aranmula Greenfield International Airport Limited, promoter of the project. P.T. Nandakumar, executive director of the company, in a statement here on Saturday said an action plan to complete the project in a time-bound manner had been chalked out.
He said the company had opened a project office at Aranmula in September and the project would be completed with people’s participation. No family would be evicted to set up the private airport and all other propaganda in this regard was baseless, he said
Mr. Nandakumar said the company had obtained all necessary clearances for the Rs.2,000-crore project from the Central and State governments. The previous Left Democratic Front government as well as leaders of various LDF constituents had extended support to the company and the airport project. He denied the allegation that the government clearances for the project were given without proper environment impact assessment and other studies. He said various departments had given clearances after site inspection.