GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has signed the concession agreement to the commission, operationalize and maintain the Civilian Enclave at the Bidar Airport in North Karnataka. The agreement signed with the Government of Karnataka under the Government of India’s Regional Connectivity – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme aims to support efforts for all-round development Bidar and nearby regions. It also focuses to provide a boost to the local economy through better connectivity for the people of Bidar and the large number of tourists who visit the area.
Located in the north-eastern part of Karnataka state, Bidar city is the headquarters of the Bidar District and is home to important religious shrines and historic monuments including Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib which is one of the holiest sites of the Sikh religion in this part of the country. Bidar is also renowned for Bidriware metal handicraft products which have been recognized with the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag.