Tatas planning to build an airport at Jamshedpur

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.

Air 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."