In more ways than one, the ambitious project of Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited to set up India’s first airport-cum-metropolis has developed fault-lines that typically inflict major infrastructure projects in the country. As the company's promoters squabble over control and ownership by levelling allegations of forgery and fraud against one another, issues relating to land acquisition have contributed to further delaying the implementation of a unique project, ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Bengal's first private airport to start operations by D... - Trans Reporter, 2 weeks ago
While BAPL's bosses suggest that this project will help build a community of residents, there are allegations that this is actually a real estate project masquerading as an airport, point out Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Mohammad Ghazali. It's a unique project boasting of a number of 'firsts'. Coming up at Andal near Durgapur in West Bengal is India's first aerotropolis, a tongue-twister meaning airport-cum-metropolis. What has been showcased as a grandiose scheme that would assist in the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Durgapur, 24 June Promoters of the proposed Aerotropolis allegedly encroached on land of some farmers to shift high tension towers. The aggrieved farmers chased away the officials and workers engaged by the promoter ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
Ram Narain, a peasant in North Goa, prayed every day for an airport close to his village. It would save him the ₹1,000 he spent on a taxi ride to the airport every time he visited his son in Dubai. Imagine his joy when the Government announced the ...Hindu Business Line, 1 week ago
Calcutta, July 11: Mamata Banerjee is likely to pick Singapore as the destination for her first foreign trip as chief minister, Amit Mitra announced today. Although the itinerary is yet to be finalised, finance and industries minister Mitra said ...Calcutta Telegraph, 2 weeks ago
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