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Tiruchirapalli airport declared international airport

Posted on Nov 04, 03:38PM | UNI

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued a notification declaring Tiruchirapalli airport an international airport, according to Airport Director S Dharmaraj.

Speaking at valediction of Vigilance Awareness Week observation at the airport, organised by Airports Authority of India (AAI) here, yesterday Mr Dharmaraj said the notification had been issued following the Centre's decision to confer international status on airports here and a few other cities across the country.

He hoped that notification had been issued fulfilling a long-pending demand from the people and industry.

He said the AAI had drawn up a master plan for airport development, which included a proposal for doubling the passenger handling capacity.

Mr Dharmaraj emphasised the need for revisiting school curriculum to inculcate values of honesty and integrity into the younger generation as corruption could retard the country's progress and development.

Shailesh Kumar Yadav, City Police Commissioner, who gave away the prizes to winners of various competitions organised as part of the observation, said lack of vigil could lead to twin evils of corruption and crime. Those in the government sector should stick to the procedure and make written records of all their actions to reduce the scope for corruption, he added.