AIRPORTS OF INDIA
The upgraded Hubballi Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation, in the august presence of Shri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs; Shri Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation; Shri R. V. Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Govt. of Karnataka; Shri Santosh S. Lad, Minister for Labour & Skill Development, Govt. of Karnataka; Shri Vinay R. Kulkarni, Minister for Mines & Geology and Dharwad District Incharge Minister, Government of Karnataka; Shri Pralhad Joshi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha); Shri Jagadish Shettar, Member of Legislative Assembly (Hubballi-dharwad Central) & Leader of Opposition; Shri Aravind Chandrakant Bellad, Member of Legislative Assembly (Hubballi-dharwad West) and Shri D. K. Chavan, Mayor, Hubballi-dharwad Municipal Corporation.
The second largest city in Karnataka, Hubballi forms the agglomerate town area with the city of Dharwad making it the largest urban area ‘Hubballi-dharwad’, next only to Bengaluru. Hubballi is one of the fastest growing cities in Karnataka and comprises many small, medium and large scale industries which contribute to the growth of the economy of the state.
P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, lighting the lamp