Pune Airport To Get 13 Acres Of Land For Cargo Hub, Ministry of Defence Allocates Air Force Land

Pune airport
Share this News:

Manisha Swain

Pune, 8th March 2022: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved the transfer of 13 acres of land to the Airports Authority of India. The land previously belonged to the Indian Air Force (IAF). This has been done to shift the existing cargo terminal of the Pune airport and build a new domestic and international cargo terminal.

Regarding this recent development, the president of the Maratha Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), Sudhir Mehta, tweeted, “Good news: #Pune Airport. Our long-standing demand for additional land required for the construction of cargo infrastructure at Lohegaon Airport has been approved. The Ministry of Defence has allocated 13 acres of adjacent land of BSO yard to Airports Authority of India for expansion.”

He added, “13 acres of land will not only be beneficial in building Cargo infrastructure but also possibly increase the number of Aircraft parking bays available. Paving way for the greater number of commercially viable flights to & from #Pune Our next focus is an extension of the current AirStrip.”

While expressing his gratitude, Mehta further tweeted, “I would also like to thank @PrakashJavdekar Ji, Div. Commissioner, Ex APD Ajay Kumar Ji, APD Santosh Dhoke Ji, all officials of Airforce, Ministry of Defence, @AAI_Official& fellow members of #Pune Airport Advisory Committee for this extremely important step forward @MCCIA_Pune.”

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways tweeted, “I am very happy to announce that the Ministry of Defence has approved to allot 13 acres of adjacent land of BSO yard to Airports Authority of India for construction of International and Domestic cargo infrastructure at Pune Airport.”

“I appreciate the efforts of Shri Ajay Kumar Ex APD and Shri Santosh Dhoke APD Pune Airport, Defense Minister Shri @rajnathsinghji, Civil Aviation Minister Shri @JM_Scindia Ji. Congratulations to all the citizens of Pune,” says Gadkari.