Shivamogga Airport: Important Facts About Karnataka's New Airport
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Shivamogga airport in Karnataka on Feb 27.
Shivamogga airport has been named after noted Kannada poet and Jnanpith awardee Mahakavi Kuvempu.
The airport has been a dream project of Lingayat strongman and former chief minister BS Yediyurappa.
The airport has been built on 775 acres of land.
It is developed at aroundRs 450 crore.
The Shivamogga airport is set to become the second-largest international airport in the state after the capital city.
The airport's passenger terminal building can handle around 300 passengers per hour.
The airport is expected to improve connectivity and accessibility of Shivamogga and other neighbouring areas in the Malnad region.
It is built under UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagarik) scheme by the central government and has the second-largest runway in the state.
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