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Karnataka is the largest state in South India and sixth largest in India. The state is in the south western region of India. With 61,130,704 inhabitants in the 2011 census, Karnataka is the eighth largest state by population, comprising 31 districts. The economy of Karnataka is the Sixth-largest of any Indian state with ₹16.39 trillion (US$230 billion) in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of ₹231,000 (US$3,200).Karnataka is the manufacturing hub Since the 1980s, Karnataka has emerged as the pan-Indian leader in the field of IT. In 2007, there were nearly 2,000 firms operating in Karnataka. Many of them, including two of India's biggest software firms, Infosys and Wipro, are also headquartered in the state. Karnataka with more than 1,638 startups based in the state is one of India's largest startup destination. To cater such a large demand Karnataka has many operational airports, is building many more while many other's are planned

The state has 2 International Airports in:

1. Bengaluru [Kempegowda] (operated by BIAL)
2. Mangaluru (operated by Adani Airports, AMIAL)

The state has 7 Domestic Airports in:

1. Belagavi
2. Bengaluru [HAL]
3. Bidar (operated by GMR)
4. Hubballi (to be privatised in FY 2021-22)
5. Kalaburagi
6. Mysuru
7. Vidyanagar (operated by JSW)


The state has 6 Airports Under-Construction in:

1. Ballari (to be operated by MARG)
2. Shivamogga
3. Vijayapura
4. Hassan
5. Karwar ( '' '' )
6. Raichur ( '' '' )

Furthermore, airports are planned in Bagalkot, Byndoor (Udupi), Davanagere and Koppal. The state is contemplating on the idea of building mini-airports in every district of the state.
 

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Construction of airport at Bagalkot, Invest Karnataka in 2022: Minister Murugesh Nirani

The idea of setting up an airport at Bagalkot for a long time has come to light. In the coming days, we will take necessary land acquisition and see where it is appropriate. "We will look at building the airport later," he said. In November 2022, we will conduct an Invest Karnataka Summit. We are planning an industrial investment. We will hold a meeting with CM and officials on this issue. We will discuss dates with industry unions and set dates. We will provide all the convenience to the investors. He said that all the districts in Karnataka would be provided with industrial land and infrastructure.

 

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Govt. Publishes final Notification of Land Acquisition for Karwar Airport (Civil Enclave).

Around 87 Acres and 16 Guntas of land will be acquired for the airport which is going to be build near Alageri village near Ankola. Going by land requirements an Airport with 1.5Km Runway a Terminal for handling 200 passengers, an ATC Tower and an apron to park 2 ATR 72 aircraft will be built. It looks like State Govt. will first build the airport before handing over the runway to Navy to manage it for their Naval Air Base. The proposed airport will serve the cities of Ankola, Karwar, Gokarna and Southern parts of Goa state.


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The above statement I made regarding ATR 72 operations at the airport is based on a media report and my assumption that the State Govt. would build the Runway on it's own land before transferring it to the Navy. After your reply I did some research and found out this:

"Navy had initially planned to construct a 2,000-metre long runway for the naval air station. The Karnataka State Government approached the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to use the air station for civil operations. The MoD approved of the proposal and asked the State government to facilitate the extension of the runway by another 1000 metres to a total of 3000 meters.

The AAI had carried out an inspection of the site at the request of the Karnataka Government in 2006. It had given suggestions regarding orientation, location and extension of the proposed runway to 2,500 metres and also of its land requirements of an additional 75 hectares. Accordingly, in 2019, the district administration began acquiring 40 acres for extension of the runway and for the terminal building. The State Government has requested the Central Government to bear the cost of acquisition of this additional land, estimated to be Rs. 20 crores."


Looks like this is the additional 75 hectares for runway extension as mentioned above and the rest 17 hectares will be used to construct a civil enclave for 737/ A320 sized aircrafts comprising of terminal for 300 passengers and apron for 3 B737/A320 sized aircrafts. Again this is my ' new ' assumption based on land requirements. We will get more clarity once construction starts.
 

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Govt. Publishes final Notification of Land Acquisition for Karwar Airport (Civil Enclave).

Around 87 Acres and 16 Guntas of land will be acquired for the airport which is going to be build near Alageri village near Ankola. Going by land requirements an Airport with 1.5Km Runway a Terminal for handling 200 passengers, an ATC Tower and an apron to park 2 ATR 72 aircraft will be built. It looks like State Govt. will first build the airport before handing over the runway to Navy to manage it for their Naval Air Base. The proposed airport will serve the cities of Ankola, Karwar, Gokarna and Southern parts of Goa state.


Update:

The above statement I made regarding ATR 72 operations at the airport is based on a media report and my assumption that the State Govt. would build the Runway on it's own land before transferring it to the Navy. After your reply I did some research and found out this:

"Navy had initially planned to construct a 2,000-metre long runway for the naval air station. The Karnataka State Government approached the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to use the air station for civil operations. The MoD approved of the proposal and asked the State government to facilitate the extension of the runway by another 1000 metres to a total of 3000 meters.

The AAI had carried out an inspection of the site at the request of the Karnataka Government in 2006. It had given suggestions regarding orientation, location and extension of the proposed runway to 2,500 metres and also of its land requirements of an additional 75 hectares. Accordingly, in 2019, the district administration began acquiring 40 acres for extension of the runway and for the terminal building. The State Government has requested the Central Government to bear the cost of acquisition of this additional land, estimated to be Rs. 20 crores."


Looks like this is the additional 75 hectares for runway extension as mentioned above and the rest 17 hectares will be used to construct a civil enclave for 737/ A320 sized aircrafts comprising of terminal for 300 passengers and apron for 3 B737/A320 sized aircrafts. Again this is my ' new ' assumption based on land requirements. We will get more clarity once construction starts.

I think they should have atleast 2.5km long runway at the start, so that they can handle A320/B737s. I'm sure after 5 years of operations, there may be a high chance of the airport requiring an expansion to handle the demand. It will be interesting to see more details of the airport once construction starts.
 

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Ground-Breaking ceremony of Raichur Airport to take place on September 17

There was some confusion regarding the amount of land to be acquired for the airport which resulted in a team of RITES Ltd. to arrive to Raichur. Yesterday a successful meeting was held between the District Administration and the team from RITES Ltd. A second survey to ascertain the amount of land required for the airport has just begun today and is expected to be completed before the airport's Ground-Breaking ceremony on September 17. Thereafter the land acquisition will start for the remaining area which is not under the control of Govt. before work finally begins for the construction of the airport.

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I am against the idea of building too many airports. I would rather that the state just had one airport and invested money into a high quality railway system that would bring everyone to this one airport - similar to Israel or a few European countries.
 

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I beg to differ, airports are not as costly or disruptive as building high quality rail systems. Besides, airports help in spreading development, something Karnataka's politicians have been desperately trying for more than 30 years now.
Airports at Mangalore, Hubballi and Belagavi have improved connectivity to these cities and also helped industries locating there.
 

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Vijayapura Airport's construction plan has been revised. Revised Phase 2 of the project which includes construction of a 3.6 Km Runway, ATC tower, Terminal and Apron for A320/B737 sized aircrafts will begin soon.

The phase 1 of the project which involves flattening of land for the runway, apron and terminal has been completed. The Phase 2 of the project which involves construction of runway, apron and terminal which was airport was originally designed to handle ATR 72 sized aircrafts but after persuasion of Minster-Govind Karjol the work on Phase 2 will enable the airport to handle A320/B737sized aircrafts. The 3.6 km runway on completion would India's 6th longest and Karnataka's 2nd longest runway. The required land is already with the Govt. This has also led to an increase in the cost from 220 crores to 323 crores. The tender for Phase 2 of the project has been called and it will be opened on September 19.


 

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Raichur airport space is under illegal occupation ! Major Hindrance to start work

About 50 acres are known to be under illegal occupation during the survey. So now there are signs that the construction of the station will be delayed again. The government is planning to build a Raichur airport near Yarmaras on the outskirts of Raichur. Karnataka already has airports in most parts and commercial service has started. Thus there was pressure to build an airport in Raichur as well. Similarly, in the wake of the drive for the process, the administration has come under suspicion that the space set aside by the government has been squandered.

It is known that the shortage of land was detected while the construction of Raichur Airport was in the DPR stage and was under pressure. It is learned that at present the district administration is facing an unavoidable situation of providing space for more than 50 acres of land for the station. As promised to the government, the district administration has to identify and hand over 419 acres of land, and the problem of government land grabbing covering the station site has now created a new problem.

"There is information that more than 50 acres of land is under illegal occupation in the space reserved for Raichur airport. A meeting has been held with the authorities on this issue recently and a quick solution will be found."
Dr. Shivraj Patil, MLA, Raichur City


 

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Karnataka to have airports in all major cities: Minister

BENGALURU: Karnataka Large and Medium Industries minister Murugesh Nirani on Wednesday said all major cities in the state will have airports and land acquisition process will begin soon.
He also said the government will build permanent helipads in all the district headquarters.
"Airports will be constructed in all the major cities in Karnataka. We will start the process of land acquisition to build airports soon. Widening domestic air connectivity is crucial for industrial development, tourism and other sectors in the region," Nirani said.

 

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Hassan Airport Land Marking has been started from Yesterday, Construction work will begun once the land marking is completed

The dream of opening a multi-decade airport in Hassan district is about to come true and work will start soon. District Collector R Girish has instructed to start the marking work from tomorrow. Contracted by various departmental officials, as well as aircraft works from the hall of the District Attorney's office. He held a preliminary meeting with the representatives of the organization and said that it was an ambitious project and work should be carried out to maintain the quality within the time frame.

KPTCL Cooperation

KPTCL Superintending Engineer Umesh, said work was already in progress and 66 towers out of 68 towers had been laid, 9 km of wires had been laid and 2 more towers and 8 km of wires were pending. A total of Rs 19.7 crore including Rs 7.3 crore land compensation has been sought for the relocation of the power line to the proposed 34-acre land area.

Deve Gowda's dream came true

In 1996. D. The Hassan airport project was conceived when Devegowda was prime minister. Former Prime Minister H.R. D. Deve Gowda's garbage. When Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister, he had announced a grant of Rs 175 crore for the airport project in his budget speech. Later, the Hassan airport project cost Rs 193 crore. It was agreed at the Cabinet meeting to release. The airport will be built near Bhuvanahalli on the outskirts of Hassan city. The stone was installed in 2007 to build an airport at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore.

Masterplan of the Airport:
Pic credits: Pruthvin Reddy - Twitter



 

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Passenger Traffic Statistics for Karnataka airports in August 2021.

International Airports

1. BENGALURU : 12,63,375
2. MANGALURU : 63,316

Domestic Airports

3. BELAGAVI : 24,499
4. HUBBALLI : 17,275
5. MYSORE : 8,474
6. KALABURAGI : 8,205
7. VIDYANAGAR : 2,699
8. BIDAR : 1,015
9. BENGALURU (HAL) : 333
 

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Delegation from Koppal meets CM urging him expedite the construction of the proposed Airport

The Koppal electoral delegation has urged Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to order the construction of the proposed airport as the UDAN flights have been allotted for Koppal but without the construction of an airport .Attempts to implement the project at the existing private airport have not been met, and the private airport is already under the government's proposal to build a separate airport, as the Hundred Condition has stipulated. The Chief Minister was asked to implement the plan with the necessary grants.

CM's promise:

Responding to the delegation, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he would take immediate action. He was convinced of the necessity and said that the funds would be taken care of immediately in this direction. It is desirable to have an airport in the rest of the district in the next few days. He said the proposal would be taken seriously.

 

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Land identified for Koppal Airport. DGCA gives in-principle nod and will conduct a thorough inspection soon. Land acquisition to begin thereafter

605 acres of land has been identified for the new airport at Tankanakkal village in Koppal taluk. The district administration met with the state's representatives in Bengaluru last month to discuss the issue. In addition, a proposal has already been submitted to the Infrastructure Development Department. Next week we will have a meeting with the relevant departments and officials and everything will start as soon as the flight to Koppal.

Located near the village of Tankanakkal, the Civil Aviation Director (DGCR) checked the location and agreed that it was the ideal location for the flight. There will be a land acquisition soon after. The grant will also be funded by the Welfare Board of Karnataka. Officials say the new airport will be built in collaboration with state and central governments.

Problems with exsisting airport

There is a private airport owned by Baldota Company near Basapur in Koppal. The thought of using the same airport was before the District. However, the company has put in excess of conditions and asked the terminal and required facilities to be built by the government itself. The government had to pay more than Rs 200 crore for the new runway, which required 165 meters of land, government funding for the maintenance of the station, rent for the airport, and more for every passenger. For the same reason, the district is considering building a new airport without agreeing with them.

THIS IS MY (NOT GOVT'S) ASSUMPTION OF THE LAND THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED FOR THE AIRPORT.



 
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