Going ahead with its commitment towards the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in the country, Airports Authority of India (AAI), has signed an MoU with Government of Uttarakhand on 21st July, 2017 and joined hands with Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA).
The MoU was signed by S. Ramaswamy, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand and Anil Gupta, General Manager (Business Development), AAI in the presence of Dr. R Rajesh Kumar, ACEO, UCADA, Capt. Ashok Shetty, Head of Ops, UCADA, Sh. Chandra Shekhar, AGM (Business Development), AAI, Capt. Sandeep Soti, Chief Pilot, UCADA and Mr. G. Seetaiah, Chief Engineer, UCADA.
The scope of the MoU is to identify relevant factors influencing the development of civil aviation infrastructure in Uttarakhand, assessing commercial potential of various airports of the State, identifying technical considerations for airport operations in the State, evaluating site related technical and engineering parameters for development of projects, making estimate of the capital outlay for the future projects and development of master plan for existing and future civil aviation infrastructure in the state. AAI will also assist UCADA in obtaining necessary clearances for airport operations starting with the upgraded airport at Pithoragarh and later at Chiniyalisaur.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Secretary Ramaswamy reiterated that the Government of Uttarakhand is determined to fulfill the long pending requirement of operational airports within the State.
These airports would also be part of the regional connectivity scheme and will boost tourism and air connectivity for the local public.