KTR signs regional air connectivity deal

Hyderabad: IT Minister KT Rama Rao has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju for regional air connectivity. KTR who is inA�Delhi called on the Union minister along with Minister Jogu Ramanna, MP B Narasiah Goud and others on Wednesday. He discussed the need for strengthening the regional air connectivity.A�

Gajapathi Raju said that his ministry has signed a MoU with the Telangana government for regional air connectivity. There is a need for using skilled workers in the aviation sector for offering improved services, he said. KTR said that they have got into an understanding on expansion of regional air connectivity. Stating that the Centre in recent past gave technical clearance forA�KothagudemA�Airport,A�he said adding that he appealed to the Union minister to giveA�BegumpetA�AirportA�for using it as a skill development center.

KTR also called on Union Heavy Industry Minister Ananth Geetha and urged him to take steps to revive the closed cement factory in Adilabad. KTR also met Union Textiles Minister Smrithi Irani and urged her to take steps for setting up a Mega Textiles Park at Siricilla and subsidy for setting up power looms in the State to boost THE handloom sector. At a meeting with Union Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, KTR urged timely financial assistance for taking up development programmes under various schemes. -NSS

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