‘Speed up runway expansion works’

District Collector B. Lakshmikantham instructed the officials of Transco to shift the high tension lines required for expansion of the runway at Gannavaram airport in ten days. He also wanted the Roads and Buildings Department to complete the Buddhavaram and Gannavaram – Puttagunta roadworks at the earliest to facilitate the development of the airport area.

Addressing a review meeting on the airport runway expansion on Monday, Mr. Lakshmikantham said the project was already behind schedule and due priority should be given to finding an amicable solution to issues in land acquisition and that complaints being received from the residents of Allapuram and Bavajigudem should be redressed.

The Collector said the Airports Authority of India was spending Rs. 1.30 crore on various welfare and development works as part of its corporate social responsibility scheme. Airport director G. Madhusudana Rao and AAI officials were present.

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