While the three capital issue still remained a hornet nest in the state politics, Jagan-led Andhra Pradesh government took no qualms in pausing the procedures. Be it the construction of a state guesthouse at Kapuluppada, Visakhapatnam or the new High Court in Kurnool, Jagan and his team continued to remain stubborn over trifurcation of the capital.
Amidst which, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool started to take capital cue with tremendous changes in infrastructure while the fortune of Amaravati was still left in oblivion.
Meanwhile, Kurnool which proposed to become the judicial capital of the state has struck gold with Andhra Pradesh Airports’ Development Corporation Limited (APADCL) proposal to set up an Aircraft Repair and Maintenance (MRO) Center in the Orvakal greenfield airport.
Sources have it that an MRO centre will be set up soon after the after commercial activities commence at the airport after the completion of the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) scrutiny in the first week of December.
It is learnt that the APADCL will soon invite financial bids to establish the training centre at the airport. The chosen bidder is required to pay monthly rent for the land allocated within the operational area.
Reports have it that TruJet and Indigo put forth their interest in running services from the airport while the authorities are in talks with various companies to run services to places like Delhi and Tirupati.
Orvakal airport is 20 km from Kurnool, 350 km from Vijayawada, 200 km from Hyderabad and 360 km from Bengaluru. The airport has a runway of 2,000 metres x 30 metres. There are four parking bays at the airport