kool guy wrote:Texas wrote:The present government is building lot of airports in AP. Is there a policy to the government where to build and the distance between two airports ?
The reason why I'm asking is they are building new airports in Ongole, Tadepalligudem. There are much bigger cities in coastal than ongole and Tadepalligudem commercially and populationwise. Ex Guntur, Nellore.
They ignored these two cities. Is there a reason behind this ? Are they going to make Ongole as the capital city of Coastal Andhra in case AP is divided ? It sounds like that for me.
Guntur is definetly a bigger city/richer city/and center of commercial crops agricultural activities. Business people here has lots of connections with Tobacco traders nationally and internationally. There are around 600 ginning mills and pressing mills in Guntur and they have lot of business deals with coimbatore based spinning mills owners. Apart from that there are around 40 spinning mills around guntur. Biggest chilli market in Asia where traders from all over India participate. There are 60 cold storages to store agriculture produce within the city limits of guntur. South India's biggest Turmeric market is located just 20 km from guntur where traders from every where will participate. Guntur's twin brother Vijayawada is no small. It has the biggest autonagar where lots of auto parts industries are there. Vijayawada is no less agriculture city. It has the biggest mango market where lot of traders participate.
The most convenient location for all these people is between Guntur-Vijayawada.
Nellore is a big town too. But atleast they have a international airport at Chennai.
Vizag is going to get one.
I think Vijayawada-Guntur will get sandwiched between Chennai and Vizag/hyderabad for these infrastructure projects. Oneway this is a disadvantage being in the center and almost same distance between all the cities.
Vijayawada to Vizag 400 KM
Guntur to Chennai 400 KM
Vijayawada to Hyderabad 300 KM (via suryapet)
Guntur to Hyderabad 300KM (via Miryalaguda)
Texas as you know that our state has totally 5 commercial airports i.e. Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Rajahmundry. Out of these Hyderabad is already an international Visakhapatnam and Tirupati will get International flights soon (expected March) and Vijayawada will be declared an international with in 2-4 years. As for the Airports being built in Ongole and Tadepalligudem I dont know about it and thank you for the information. Well about an airport in Guntur, I think that as the distance between Guntur and Vijayawada is very less and the people can board the planes coming to Vijayawada airport as it will be a complete waste of money and time building two airports within radius of 100kms. Well even I m surprised that the Government is building Airport in Tadepalligudem as a big shocker as the Gannavaram Airport and Rajahmundry Airport are both nearby to it. I think our government and the AAI have got excess of funds and dont know how to utilize them. These guys just lack common sense. Do you know despite that South sectors contribute a lot in Aviation the Airports in the southern states are not that well developed!!! Even small airports in Northern India like Agra, Khajuraho etc. who receive just 1-2 flights a day are better equipped than an Airport in South in terms of facilities.
Here is the latest on India airports..
India: With the recently opened international airport at Hyderabad-Shamshabad promising to emerge as a hub in the coun-try, the Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to develop eight regional airports in the State that would act asfeeders to the new airport. These airports would come at Nellore, Ongole, Ramagundam (Karimnagar), Kothagudem(Khammam), Kurnool, Tadepalligudem (West Godavari), Nizamabad, and Badangi (Vizianagaram). Addressing the inaugu-ral of the two-day international conclave on 'Infrastructure Today' recently, M. Venkata Ramana Rao, State Minister for Airports and Ports, said these airports would be taken up under the public-private partnership model. The Government had already called for expression of interests for the development of these projects. "We hope to complete the process of selection of developers in three months," he said. Besides, the Government is looking at constructing a greenfield interna-tional airport at Visakhapatnam. "These small airports would go a long way in providing connectivity to tier IV towns. Theywill trigger socio-economic growth of the regions surrounding the airport, besides acting as a feeder to the international airport," he said. Andhra Pradesh holds a 13% stake in Hyderabad’s ‘Rajiv Gandhi International Airport’ at Shamshabad