VIJAYAWADA: As part of the Green airports initiative taken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, two airports in Andhra Pradesh are soon going to turn into Green Airports. Airport Authority of India (AAI) stated that the installation of 1 Mega Watt solar power plant at Tirupati and Vijayawada airports has commenced on Thursday. However, officials of Vijayawada airport said that installation works of solar power plant have not yet commenced at the airport. Speaking to Express, G Madhusudhan Rao, Director of Gannavaram Airport said, “Till now, we have identified six acres of land for the installation of the solar power plant. As the project has been taken up by AAI, they are taking care of this project. As on date, installation works have not yet begun. When it happens, we would start it on a grand scale.”
Meanwhile, in a reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha clearly mentioned that the commencement of installation works of the solar power plant has started both at Tirupati and Vijayawada airports.