Andal airport guard beaten

December 2, 2013 admin 0

guard of the under-construction airport in Andal near Durgapur had been beaten up on Saturday (November 30) night by six masked men.

Airport at Andal near Durgapur faces land acquisition protest

October 25, 2013 admin 0

The farmers erupted in Andal near Durgapur yesterday showing absolute reluctance to provide further land to the proposed Aerotropolis project there. BAPL requires around 70 acres in Andal and Laodoha to shift the High Tension power transmission cables passing through the 2800 metres runway of Andal airport.

Essar project in Durgapur runs into Trinamool led land protest

October 8, 2013 admin 0

Essar’s coal bed methane project near Durgapur was hampered yesterday as villagers led by Trinamool congress dug up a moram road used by Essar Oil to transport effluents from its pits, claiming the company was yet to compensate them for constructing the road on their land.

Removal process of cables over runway at Airport near Durgapur begins

October 4, 2013 admin 0

Though the runway, passenger terminal and air traffic controller office is ready at the upcoming airport near Durgapur, but the criss-cross of high-tension power cables across the runway is prohibiting from getting the much needed clearance of DGCA for flight operation to begin from the airport.

CM inaugurates airport at Andal near Durgapur named after Nazrul

September 20, 2013 admin 0

Chief minister of West Bengal inaugurated the airport at Andal near Durgapur yesterday (19 September) and named it as Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport after the famous Bengali poet, amidst serious concerns as to how the high tension lines that run across the runway of the proposed airport are to be removed.

Angry protest over forceful land grabbing in Durgapur

September 8, 2013 admin 0

Hundreds of villagers, who are mostly tribals living in the outskirts of Durgapur protested over forceful land grabbing by a private realtor of Durgapur. Four staff members of the realty agency were beaten up by the tribals and later kept tied up at a tree.

Nine killed in road accident at Panagrh near Durgapur

August 28, 2013 admin 0

Nine killed and 56 injured in a major road accident at Panagarh near Durgapur when a Durgapur bound public bus carrying at least 80 passengers trying to evade a huge pothole lost control, swerves off the road, smashes into a concrete road side pole and overturns to fell into a ditch at Pepsi gate just ahead of the Panagarh Railway over-bridge.

DVC plans set up food processing cluster at Panagarh near Durgapur

August 19, 2013 admin 0

Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to develop food processing clusters in its 250 acres of unused land at Panagarh near Durgapur. DVC chairman told reporters that he is confident about the viability of a food processing cluster at Panagarh and said that it will be a win-win situation for both the airport at Durgapur and the industry.

TMC protesters halt Essar’s CBM project work in Durgapur

August 12, 2013 admin 0

Work at Essar Oil’s coal-bed Methane project in Akandara village in Kanksa PS near Durgapur got halted yesterday because of agitation by 200 villagers led by the Trinamool peasants’ cell block president Ajijul Middya. The villagers were protesting discharge of effluents from the project site, contaminating ponds and agricultural fields and demanding jobs as compensation.

Land transfer tax exempted for Durgapur aerotropolis

July 12, 2013 admin 1

Bengal government’s decision to waive land transfer tax for the purpose of transferring land within Durgapur Aerotropolis project to owners of schools, residential complexes, hospitals and hotels set up within the project complex at Andal of Durgapur has raised question mark over the huge loss of revenue for the government exchequer.

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