Sindhudurg Airport – A Dawn in Konkan Region’s Development
(A Greenfield Airport developed under the PPP Model by the Concessionaire IRB Sindhudurg Airport Pvt. Ltd., Subsidiary of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd.)
The more the Airport infrastructure available for the region, the more the opportunities available for growth of regional economy; especially in attracting the Tourism from all over the World. In view of this, the Govt. of Maharashtra decided to promote Konkan in general and Sindhudurg in particular as the most sought after tourist destination.
To attract foreign investment and tourism, need to get quality tourist in large number from all over the world is must; and the same can’t be achieved without the destination has its own airport. Therefore, not only was Sindhudurg District declared as the first Tourist District of India, but the State Govt. had decided to build an Airport in Sindhudurg itself by encouraging private investment.
Govt. Maharashtra approved the project at Chipi Wadi, Parule village, Vengurle Taluka in Sindhudurg district and appointed the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation to function as a Nodal Agency to facilitate and supervise development of proposed Sindhudurg Airport.
IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited, India’s one of the leading infrastructure developers, was entrusted to develop the project as a Concessionaire on Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer basis, through a Competitive Bidding Process.
IRB Sindhudurg Airport Pvt. Ltd. an SPV and 100% subsidiary of the Company was entrusted to undertake the project. The Company roped in leading experts in the sector, like Larsen & Toubro Ltd, as the contractor; Indian Oil Corporation, as the aviation fuel supplier; STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd.; Feedback Infrastructure Services Pvt Ltd.; Air Transport & Tourism Advisors; Ultratech; Honeywell Automation India Ltd.; etc. to make it the World Class facility.
Opportunities to be ‘Vocal for Local’
The Sindhudurg District is blessed with rich natural beauty; flowing rivers; beautiful sea shores; rich culture and heritage; tourist attractions and places of pilgrimages and much more than that. It has historical attractions like Sindhudurg Fort, Vijaydurg Fort; adventurous water sports locations at Tarkarli; rich culture and heritage; seasonal fruits like alphonso mangoes, jackfruits, cashews, etc. along with the various pilgrimage places.
The Airport is now operational w.e.f. 9th October 2021. It will start generating passenger traffic, and so lots of opportunities to go ‘Vocal for Local’ through several self-entrepreneurship as well as direct-indirect employment for local people.
IRB Sindhudurg Airport – A Drone Vision
IRB Sindhudurg Airport at Glance
Village: Parule & Chippi-Vadi
Tehsil: Vengurla, District – Sindhudurg, Maharashtra
AIRPORT REFERENCE POINT (ARP) COORDINATES
Latitude 16º 00’ North and Longitude 73º 32’ East.
Town- Malvan (15 KMs)
NEAR BY RAILWAY STATION
Kudal Railway Station – 23 KMs
Dabolim Airport, Goa -130 KMs
Available for Domestic, International & Chartered Flights
Runway of 2,500 Meters; can be extended to 3,400 Meters
Expandable Parking Bay from existing 3 to 15
Dedicated Fuel Farm
Passengers handling capacity : 2 Million per year; 200 each for arrival and departure during peak hours; extendable to 400 each for arrival and departure
Cargo Handling Area: Approx. 10,000 Sq. Mtrs, expandable to meet future needs; potential to become the Cargo Hub of Western Region
Ample Parking Space for 75 Cars & 10 Buses, extendable in future
Abundant area available for commercial developments