The Kerala Government has formed a committee to identify the land for constructing an airport at Sabarimala. The committee has been asked to submit the report in this regard within twol eeeks. After identifying the land, the procedures for preparing the project report will start soon.
The Cabinet meet had given in-principle approval in February for the Sabarimala Greenfield airport. The government also entrusted Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) to conduct a study on the matter. Initial reports had said that the airport that will be constructed for the benefit of Sabarimala pilgrims will be located at Erumeli. The Centre had clarified that it would give approval for the airport after the government identifies the land.
The government is now considering the estate at Cheruvalli in Erumeli, and the estates in Laha and Kumbazha including Chengara. The government started considering other places to construct the airport after it became clear that an airport could not be built in Aranmula.
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