Mon, May 23, 2016, 08:32 AM
Vijayawada airport assumed greater importance as the State government decided to construct capital city at Amaravati. But, the airport was not able to meet with growing passenger requirements as the runway was not expanded for international flights to land at the airport. The state government had issued a notification for acquiring 1200 acres land under Land Pooling Scheme. Farmers, who were reluctant in the past, have come forward to give their lands under Land Pooling Scheme.