Tatas planning to build an airport at Jamshedpur
27 August 2007
Tata Steel has announced plans to build an airport with a 7,000 ft long runway in the city of Jamshedpur, to improve its connectivity from major cities in India. The company has already located a suitable location for the airport.
Tata Steel knows that there is a long haul ahead with government regulatory bodies, before it gets approval for the airport. Company representatives said they appreciated the efforts made by budget airline Air Deccan to start air connectivity between Jamshedpur and Kolkata.
Deccan has just launched its service between these two
cities, and the announcement came at a function to mark
the occasion. Air Deccan CEO Ramki Sundaram said: "We
have long desired to bring the hub of India''s steel and
engineering industries on the aviation map. With the launch
of our connectivity to Jamshedpur, we are confident that
the city will embark on another phase of growth."