The state government has planned to set up the country’s first-ever Aviation Park in Gujarat near Bagodara village in Ahmedabad to strengthen the aviation sector. In this regard, state government has given this task to Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Ltd (GUJSAIL) to carry out the project.
The first ever Aviation Park will have the facilities including an airstrip, training school, helipad and space for setting up small manufacturing units among others. According to officials of government-owned Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Ltd (GUJSAIL), this integrated park aims to raise the awareness about the potential of the aviation sector among students, professionals, policy makers and business entities.
It will also provide a platform for manufacturing activities and human resources related to the sector, GUJSAIL CEO Ajay Chauhan said. “This will be a first ever Aviation Park in India. There are hardly 3 or 4 such parks in the world. We have identified 60 hectares of land near Bagodara. Now, we will conduct a feasibility study of that location and hoping to finalize that location after government approval by the end of this financial year,” said Chauhan. It has immense potential to create direct and indirect employment for highly-skilled resources in the area of aerospace and avionics. In the later stages, this park will have small manufacturing units to produce spare parts for aircraft. We are planning to develop this park on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model,” he added.