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Civil Aviation Ministry and Himachal Govt Sign MoU for Nagchala Airport Development

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Civil Aviation Ministry and Himachal Govt Sign MoU for Nagchala Airport Development

April 27 – The Civil Aviation Ministry and the Government of Himachal Pradesh signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) today for the establishment of a Green Field Airport in Nagchala, Mandi District. 
 
A Joint Venture Company between the State Government of Himachal Pradesh and the Airport Authority of India has been formed to develop the new greenfield airport at Nagchala, Mandi, as part of the MoCA’s Greenfield Airport Policy. The airport’s predicted land requirement is 515 acres, and the project is expected to cost roughly Rs 900 crore, not including land costs.

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“We are committed to delivering last-mile connection to the people of Himachal Pradesh,” Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia declared on the occasion. We are creating new aviation infrastructure and renovating existing facilities in Himachal Pradesh with this goal in mind, whether it is the creation of a new greenfield airport in Mandi or the acquisition of extra land for the extension of runways at existing airports. We are determined to developing civil aviation as a forerunner of regional economic development as a result of this.” 
 
In Himachal Pradesh, there are three airports (Shimla, Kullu, and Kangra) and five heliports (Kangnidhar, Shimla, Rampur, Baddi, and SASE(Manali)) that have been developed or are in the process of being developed, all of which will provide a significant boost to the state’s tourism industry once completed. 

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