Airports planned at Byndoor Karwar K'taka Minister

    Mangaluru, Mar 21 (PTI) The Karnataka government has
proposed to open airports at Byndoor and Karwar under the UDAN
scheme of the Union government, state Minister for Medium and
Heavy Industries Jagadish Shettar said on Sunday.
    Speaking after inaugurating the Karnataka coastline
business conclave organised by Federation of Indian Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here, he said land acquisition
for setting up the airports will begin soon.
    The Minister said new airportshave already been
developed in Hubballi and Belagavi under the UDAN scheme
and15 to 20 flights are operating from the two places daily.
    The minister said the land acquisition process is
being expedited in the state for boosting industrial
    The state has received industrial investment
proposalsworth Rs 1.60 lakh crore, he said.
    Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, who also
spoke, said Karnataka was according priority to
entrepreneurship development.
    The DK district has great potential for medical
tourism, religious tourism and development of the hospitality
    FICCI Karnataka chapter president Ullas Kamath, in his
speech, commended the contribution of coastal Karnataka for
the overall development of the state.
    New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) chairman A V Ramana,
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) managing
director M Venkatesh and Industries department additional
chief secretary Gaurav Guptawere among those who spoke.PTI

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