The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation has appointed Knight Frank (India) Pvt Ltd to carry out the techno-economic feasibility study, and environment impact assessment study for the proposed feeder airport at Wayanad.

The Government will take a call on the proposal on submission of the reports. The study will be completed in six months, a statement issued here said.

The State Government plans to set up feeder airport at Wayanad to boost the connectivity, which will enhance the tourism potential of the district and the State.

At present, Wayanad is connected only by road. Feeder airports will offer connectivity to the nearest airports in the area. The Airport Authority of India had suggested setting up the airport in about 100 Ha in Panamaram-Nadavayal villages in Wayanad district. The airport is proposed to be developed in a public-private partnership model.

KSIDC was entrusted with the preparation of techno-economic feasibility study and environment impact assessment. It had invited offers from global consultants for carrying out the study, the statement added.

(This article was published on March 8, 2013)
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