CM Yediyurappa meets Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri


The Chief Minister of Karnataka B. S. Yediyurappa called on the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at Nirman Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday evening and requested to release Rs 29520 Lakh for Performance Grants for Urban Local Bodies. He also sought for the inclusion of Ballari, Kalaburagi, Mysuru and Vijayapura City Corporations under the Smart City Programme.

Yediyurappa sought release of balance amount of Rs 24775 Lakh under Non-Million Plus Cities and also the first instalment of basic grant of Rs 27900 Lakh under Million Plus Cities.

The Chief Minister appealed to the Union Minister that the Concessional Fee, which has already accrued to Airports Authority of India and due from Bengaluru International Airport Limited be utilized for meeting the cost of additional land acquisition for the expansion of existing AAI Airports at Belagavi, Kalaburagi and Mangaluru in general and Mysuru Airport in particular.

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