March 16, 2015 ….. The timings for take offs and landings during the third phase of the re-carpeting of the runaway at Dablim Airport has been relaxed upto to 1 pm due to the intervention of the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar.
Defence Minister Shri Parrikar convened a meeting at the Dabolim Airport NITB today to discuss about relaxing the timings during the third phase of the re-carpeting of the runaway at Dablim Airport for take offs and landings from 5 am to 1 pm instead of scheduled 5 am to 11 am. The third phase will start from April 15, 2015 and continue upto June 15, 2015.
The Defence Minister impressed upon the Officers of the Airports Authority and the Naval Officers the necessity to relax the timings for the benefit of the Tourism Industry.
Power Minister Shri Milind Naik, MLA’s Shri Jose Luis Carlos Almeida, Shri Siddharth Kuncolienkar, Member Operations Airports Authority of India , Shri G. K. Chaukiyal, Airport Director, Shri K. S. Rao, FOGA Rear Admiral B. S. Parhar, Shri Francisco Braganza President, TTAG, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, Director Tourim, Airport DTM, Shri Anil Thakur and others were present.
The representatives of Airline Industry had represented to the Defence Minister and the Tourism Department Goa requesting for relaxation in the timings as their business would be effected in view of the peak tourist season during the period of the re-carpeting of the of the runaway.
The work on first phase of re-carpeting will take place from April 1, 2015 to April 8, 2015 while the work on second phase will take place from April 9, 2015 to April 14, 2015. However the take offs and landings will not be affected during the first two phases.