Andhra wants three more airports


Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday sought Union civil aviation minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju’s support to develop Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati airports as international airports besides creating air strips in other parts of the state.

Addressing state MPs at the Lake View Guest House here on the eve of Parliament Budget session, Naidu spoke on 35 various problems pertaining to the state that needed to be put forth for the Centre’s consent. 

“The state has a revenue deficit of Rs 15,691 crore this year. The Centre should extend support to release these funds. Also, a government order (GO) for a special development package for North Andhra is to be released,” he said.

Read the full report at Business Standard


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