In an effort to give a fillip to tourism and improve the air transport network in the state, the government of Karnataka will announce a new minor airport policy this year. The policy will help in utilising the existing idle airport infrastructure in the state, chief minister Siddaramaiah said.
Announcing this in his revised Budget for 2013-14, at the weekend, he said the basic infrastructure for undertaking airline operations in the state is in good condition. “It is proposed to identify a private airline operator for commencing flight operations on select routes, through a transparent bidding process for which certain concessions will be given from the government,” he said in his Budget speech.
He also announced an outlay of Rs 551 crore to this sector during the present financial year.
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