Development of Airstrips in the State

  • KSIIDC – nodal Agency for the development of airstrips
  • Proposed airstrips: Chikkamagalur, Karwar, Madikeri(KushalNagar), Raichur, Gadag, Bagalkote, Davangere & Udupi
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has introduced National Civil Aviation Policy (June, 2016) & Regional Connectivity Scheme {RCS–UDAN (October, 2016 & August, 2017)} Link: – MoCA-NCAP-2016 – MoCA-RCS-UDAN-2017
  • Airstrips at Chikkamagaluru, Karwar and Madikere(KushalNagar) are being taken up on priority.

RCS – Action Taken By Karnataka

1. MoU has been signed between GoK & MoCA, GoI on 20th April 2017.

2. Concessions by Government of Karnataka under RCS (Government Notification dtd : 28.04.2017)

  • For RCS Airports
    • Provide 20% share of VGF
    • Provide minimum land, if required-free of cost and free of encumbrances for RCS airports.
    • Provide security and fire services free of cost.
    • Provide electricity, water & other utility services at concessional rates.
  • For RCS Airline Operators
    • Reduction in Sales Tax (ST) to 1% on RCS airports (for 10 year) except Bangalore & Mangalore Airport (28%); and Hubli & Belgaum (4%)

No Frill Airports & Facilities at Airstrip

1. Airports / Airstrips – would have basic minimum facilities (Airstrip, terminal with security post, fencing, Security by local police, etc.).

2. Model of “No frill Airports” & being finalized; Finalized version to be submitted to MoCA/AAI for approval.

It is proposed to develop airstrip along with provision of Aero-Sports activities, Flying Training Institute, Aero-Modeling & Museum etc., in an integrated manner for ensuring commercial viability.

Chikkamagaluru Airstrip

  • Land available 100 Acres.
  • Up gradation of existing Airstrip & Helipad is to be initiated.
  • Proposed to develop Airstrip of about 1km length suitable for aircraft like Cessna Grand caravan, Pilatus, B200 etc.

Karwar Airstrip

  • Land identified; Applied for transfer of forest land
  • Detailed Survey (350 acres) conducted.
  • Proposed to develop airstrip & Helipad of about 1km length suitable for Aircraft like C208B, Pilatus, B200 etc.

Madikeri Airstrip (Kushalnagar)

  • 49.5 acres of land identified for development of 950 m airstrip, adjacent to Sainik school.
  • It is in initial Stage.
  • Proposed to develop Airstrip & Helipad.

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