You Can Now Fly To The Konkan Coast From January 2021 & Explore Its Beauty

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 1871

The Konkan region will now be more connected with the newly-built Chipi airport in Konkan’s Sindhudurg district. However, the good news is that flight operations will commence from January 2021. While the airport was to function from May 1, 2020, the operations got delayed because of the global pandemic. The government gave a green signal to start the operations from early next year.

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The New Airport Will Boast Tourism In Konkan Region

Maharashtra chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray said that while they are yet to get a lot of equipment from overseas, they will still start the operations from January. The airport near Goa border, will provide better connectivity to the Konkan region of Goa, Maharashtra, Western Maharashtra and North Karnataka. The new airport will also boost the tourism of the entire Konkan region. Travel In The Glass-Enclosed Jan Shatabdi From Goa To Mumbai On The Konkan Belt.

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₹520 Crores Invested In Building The New Airport

In April 2019, the ministry of civil aviation had permitted Alliance Air, to operate flights from the Sindhudurg airport under the government’s regional connectivity scheme, Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN). The connectivity scheme proposes to increase air connectivity to smaller cities. The government invested ₹520 crores in building the airport with a 2,500-metre long runway and a terminal building that can handle 200 departing and arriving passengers each. Stay At Traditional Konkani Homes At The Maachli Malvani Resorts Of Goa.

Konkan region is now going to be more accessible with the new airport. Did you know that the area boasts of some of India’s most beautiful beaches?

 

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