Hyderabad: Under the government of India’s Regional Connectivity – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) Scheme, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has signed the concession agreement to Commission, Operationalize and Maintain the Civilian Enclave at the Bidar Airport in North Karnataka.
GHIAL is expected to start the airport operations in the first week of February 2020 with the operations of one daily flight connecting Bidar with Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka.
While announcing about the operations, Mr. SGK Kishore, Executive Director – South GMR Airports and CEO, GHIAL, said, “The operationalization of Bidar Airport is a testimony to our commitment to support the Government of India’s flagship Regional Connectivity Scheme.”
Mr. Kishore further told that we are very pleased to partner with the Government of Karnataka to support efforts for all-round development Bidar and nearby regions and we are confident that the start of commercial operations at Bidar will provide a boost to the local economy through better connectivity for the people of Bidar and a large number of tourists who visit the area, he added.
Located in the north-eastern part of Karnataka state, Bidar city is the headquarters of the Bidar District and is home to important religious shrines and historic monuments including Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib which is one of the holiest sites of the Sikh religion in this part of the country. Bidar is also renowned for Bidriware metal handicrafts which have been recognized with the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag.