Chandrapur Airport

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Chandrapur Airport
चंद्रपूर विमानतळ
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner M.A.D.C.
Operator M.A.D.C.
Serves Chandrapur
Location Chandrapur, India India
Elevation AMSL 625 ft / 191 m
Coordinates 19°59′40″N 79°13′22″E / 19.994467°N 079.222712°E / 19.994467; 079.222712Coordinates: 19°59′40″N 79°13′22″E / 19.994467°N 079.222712°E / 19.994467; 079.222712
Map
Chandrapur Airport is located in Maharashtra
Chandrapur Airport
Chandrapur Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 3,128 953 Paved

Chandrapur Airport (ICAO: VA1B) is located at Morwa, 9 km north-west of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India. The airstrip was constructed in 1967 by the Public Works Department[1] and is spread over 22 hectares.[2] Neither navigational aids nor night landing facilities are available on the airstrip.

Development[edit]

The state run Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) that operates the airport has no plans to expand the current facility citing obstructions close to the airport. The chimneys of the thermal power plant to its west and overhead power lines all around the field restrict the scope of expansion of this airport.[3] However, the government has plans of developing a greenfield airport at another appropriate site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airstrips in Maharashtra". Maharashtra Public Works Department. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "State plans two greenfield airports at Solapur and Chandrapur". Times of India. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "MADC Projects". MADC. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.