BJP activists on Tuesday, staged a dharna in front of Sub-Collector’s office demanding that the government develop Gannavaram Airport.

Speaking on the occasion, party city president Dasam Umamaheswara Raju said even as the Ministry of Civil Aviation allotted funds for expansion of the airport, the State government has failed to develop the airport. He demanded that the government take steps for land acquisition, expand the runway, construct new terminal and improve facilities for passengers. BJP city unit general secretaries B. Shiva Kumar Patnaik, K.S. Armugam, P. Malakondaiah and others participated in the dharna.