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Deadline set for completion of Shimoga airport work

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Deputy Commissioner M.V. Vedamurthy inspecting the construction work of airport at Sogane near Shimoga on Thursday.— Photo: Vaidya
Deputy Commissioner M.V. Vedamurthy inspecting the construction work of airport at Sogane near Shimoga on Thursday.— Photo: Vaidya

Deputy Commissioner M.V. Vedamurthy has set a four-month deadline for completion of the airport in Sogane near here.

Mr. Vedmurthy inspected the ongoing construction work at the airport on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the technical glitch that had caused the delay in the implementation of the work would be addressed at the earliest. He said a proposal seeking Rs. 15.30 crore had been submitted to the Government to provide drinking water facility here.

In addition to this, Rs. 25 crore was required to shift 7-km six high voltage electric lines here.

The work of construction of approach roads to the airport is under way and Rs. 3 crore is required for its completion. He said the Government had been apprised of the progress of the work. He said that 80 per cent of the work of the construction of runway had been completed.

The mini aircraft would start flying into Sogane in five months.

A coordination committee had been formed to expedite the work of construction of the airport, he said. Tahsildar Manjunath was present.

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