Kannur Airport to be Ready for Take-off by 2015

With the appointment of the new consultancy, the work on the Mattanur airport will start soon and it is likely to become operational in 2015, said managing director V Thulasidas.

“The new consultancy, AECOM Asia, which was awarded the consultancy in the director board meeting of Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) on Thursday, is expected to start the works within 15 days, and if everything goes according to plan, we can start the development works in the first quarter of 2013 and it will be completed in 2015,” he said after a meeting convened to chart the programmes for the inauguration of the KIAL project office in Mattannur on December 6, here on Friday.

He also said the environmental impact assessment of the airport had been completed and the report was submitted to the state Pollution Control Board, which would conduct a public hearing on this within one month, and then the report would be submitted to the ministry of environment for clearance.

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