Creating outside support services/ infrastructure facilities is considered to be as important as the development of the airport building itself. The greatest emphasis is being laid on the access roads. The plan is to take up and complete the supporting infrastructure by the time the airport is built.
Roads to be developed
Kannur – Mattannur
Thalassery – Mattannur
Payannur – Mattannur
Karnataka Border – Mattannur
Mattannur -Anjarakkandi – Thalassery
Wayanad – Mattannur
Mahi – Muzhuppilangad by pass
Nadapuram – Thalassery road
Rail linking Thalassery with Mysore will facilitate multi-modal access to the airport. The state government is pursuing discussions with the Central Ministry of Railways on a proposal for ‘Kannur International Airport Railway Station’.
An increase in power supply in the area adjoining the airport has been taken up to cater to the power requirements of the airport.
Necessary steps have been taken by the concerned authorities to meet the demand of water requirements of the airport.
The tourism industry, especially health, pilgrimage and beach tourism, would be developed to attract more national and international tourists. The airport will be established quite close to Wayanad and Coorg which are suitable locations for adventure and wild life tourism. Even before the commencement of the construction of the airport several hotel chains have come up to explore the tourism potential of the region.
This is a branch of tourism which can be promoted in this area due to the presence of a large number of internationally famous shrines belonging to different religions.
Traditional industries like textile, handloom and modern sectors like IT will get a boost with the establishment of the airport. Similarly the airport will grow due to rapid industrialization from the flow of increased passengers. It is a win-win situation.
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1. Techno economic feasibility study
Techno economic feasibility study completed.
2. Government approval
Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India has given in-principle approval for the project.
An extent of 1276.03 acres has been acquired for Kannur International Airport project as on 7 October 2010, out of 1284 acres notified. Remaining land is expected to be taken over soon.
4(1) Notification for additional 783 acres has been published. Three Land Acquisition units are on the job.
4. Formation of Special Purpose Vehicle
A Company called “Kannur International Airport Limited” has been registered under the Companies Act 1956. The first Board meeting of the Company was held on 18 December 2009. As per the Orders of the State Government dated 27 February 2010 Kannur International Airport will be set up as a private airport by a Government led consortium. 26% of equity will be with the Government, 23% with Public Sector Undertakings, 2% with other institutions promoted by the Government and remaining 49% with private individuals and institutions. Government have reconstituted the Board of Directors of Kannur International Airport with the Hon’ble Chief Minister as Chairman and Shri V Thulasidas IAS(Retd.) as Managing Director and the following persons as members:
| Shri Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Hon’ble Minister of Home, Tourism & Vigilance
| Dr. T.M.Thomas Isaac, Hon’ble Minister of Finance
| Shri K.P.Rajendran, Hon’ble Minister of Revenue
| Shri Elamaram Kareem, Hon’ble Minister of Industries
| Shri A.K.Dubey, Additional Chief Secretary(Finance
| Dr.V Venu IAS, Secretary(Tourism)
| Shri S Ramnath, Managing Director, KINFRA
5. Access to airport and other outside infrastructure
District Level Committee under the Chairmanship of the District Collector is giving final shape to the proposal for infrastructure development programmes outside the airport like roads, power and water.
A new green field road viz. Kannur-Mattannur road will be developed as the main access to the airport designed to ensure fast and free movement of traffic to the airport without traffic lights and juctions, with provision for entry and exit ramps for joining and exiting traffic from connecting roads. All other major roads will be widened wherever possible and will be connected to this road.
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