<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session I </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session I Thursday, October 28, 1999/Kartika 6, 1921 (Saka)

Type of Debate: MATTERS UNDER RULE-377
Title: Need to provide adequate funds to State Government of Karnataka for upgradation of airport at Mysore.

SHRI S.D.N.R WADIYAR (MYSORE): The proposal for upgradation of Mysore Airport has been pending since long. Since the city of Mysore is a famous tourist place in South India and a large number of tourists particularly International tourists visit the place every day, it is therefore very necessary to upgrade the existing Airport. The Airport, if upgraded, will facilitate the visit of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The increase in the number of tourists will create new employment opportunity for the local people and additional revenue will be added to the National as well as State Exchequers.

I request the Union Government to sanction adequate fund to the State Government of Karnataka to acquire land and to undertake necessary construction work for the upgradation of Mysore Airport.