Staff Correspondent

DAVANGERE: The district administration has dropped the proposal to construct an airstrip near Mallashettyhalli, Chattobanahalli and Karilakkenahalli villages in Davangere taluk and has proposed to construct one near Anegod village, near the Bangalore-Pune Highway.

Addressing a meeting on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner K. Amaranarayana said the proposal had been dropped as no suitable land could be identified in the three villages for the project. Farmers there had also opposed the project, he said. The farmers expressed their gratitude to the district administration for dropping the proposal.