Prime Minister to inaugurate Mangalore Airport

13 September 2009

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Minister Shobha Karandlaje on Saturday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the renovated Mangalore Airport at Bajpe,
15 kms from the City, during world famous Dasara festival which would commence from September 19 for 10 days.

The renovated airport of Mangalore would help to fuel the economic growth in the region as well as provide air connectivity to various parts of the world.

Dr Singh would also inaugurate the Mysore Airport on the same day. The date of inauguration would be finalized soon, she said.

Addressing reporters here, Ms Karandlaje, who is in-charge minister for Mysore District, said that Dr Singh would be visiting Mangalore to inaugurate the renovated airport during Dasara and he would inaugurate the Mysore airport too on the same day.

"Though we had earlier decided to inaugurate the airport on Monday (Sept. 15), we decided to postpone it to a later date as the Prime Minister has accepted our invitation to inaugurate the airport," she said.



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