Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate Shivamogga Airport in Sogane on February 12. Lok Sabha member B Y Raghavendra said that the work on the airport was in the final stages of completion and it would soon be available for public use.
Earlier Karnataka government decided to name Shivamogga airport after former chief minister and senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa.
Chief Minister Bommai was earlier quoted saying that the cabinet has decided to name Shivamogga airport after BSY as he played a major role in bringing the airport to the city.
Shivamogga airport is being constructed at Sogane on the outskirts of the city. The cost of airport construction is pegged at Rs 384 crore. The construction of airport’s 1.7 km long runway has already been completed.