Bhogapuram Airport to get nod soon

The awaited greenfield Bhogapuram International Airport is about to get its environmental clearance from the ministry of environment and forest by April this year.

The public hearing for the project has been completed and there's been positive response. The environmental clearance proposal will be submitted to the ministry in a meeting slated for March.

Once the project gets a nod, officials are keen on wrapping up the bid process within 45 to 60 days, as the government wants to finalize the project by June of this year.

The project will be built near Bhogapuram, 40 kilometers north-east of Visakhapatnam in a 5,311 acres of land. The airport will be built by the Bhogapuram International Airport Company Limited.

The airport will be built as part of an aerotropolis, which will also have a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility along with an aviation academy. 

The project will be taken up in the Public Private Partnership mode.
The proposal for setting up a green field airport was mooted during the Congress regime in 2013. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) gave its technical approval of the project site in June 2015.

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