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Ministry of Civil Aviation advised State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and AAI to implement Regional Connectivity Scheme at seven airports (National Civil Aviation Policy – 2016).

The National Civil Aviation Policy was announced on June 19, 2016 and the Draft Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has been announced on 1st July, 2016. Shri Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation along with the Secretary of Civil Aviation had a meeting with the officials of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and Airports Authority of India to discuss on the progress on development of airports in the State of Uttar Pradesh and on implementation of the RCS at Uttar Pradesh airports. Earlier, AAI had signed an MOU with the State Government of Uttar Pradesh on 24.02.2014 to develop airports /Civil Enclaves at 7 airports namely, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Kanpur, Faizabad, Meerut and Moradabad.

For this, the Master Plan has already been prepared by AAI and the land requirement projected is of State Government. State Government has started the land acquisition proceedings and the land will be available for Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly and Kanpur by October, 2016. It was decided to construct ‘No Frill Airports’/ Civil Enclaves at these airports. Considering this, the State Government has requested that the land requirement for Meerut, Faizabad and Moradabad to be re‐worked out. It was decided to revise the complete Master Plan within one month’s time so that the State Govt. can start land acquisition proceedings. For Jewar airport, State Govt. has submitted application for getting the site clearance from the Steering Committee. It was advised that the obstacle survey to be completed by the State Govt at the earliest so that the application for site clearance can be processed. Hon’ble Minister has asked the State Govt. officials to expedite this process.