GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has signed the concession contract for the commissioning, commissioning and maintenance of the civilian enclave of Bidar Airport in northern Karnataka under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) regional connectivity programme. Ghial is expected to start operating in the first week of February 2020 with the operation of a daily flight between Bidar and Bangalore. Located in the northeastern part of the state of Karnataka, the city of Bidar is home to some important religious temples and historical monuments. These include guru Nanak Jhira Sahib, one of the holiest sites of the Sikh religion. Bidar is also known for its Bidriware metal handicrafts that received the coveted Geographer Indication (GI) Day. In addition to operating Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, GMR Airports holds a 64 percent stake in DIAL, which operates Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport, and GMR, in partnership with local company Megawide Construction Corporation, has a 25-year concession for Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines. The operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), has signed a concession agreement with the Indian government to commission, operate and maintain the civilian areas of Bidar Airport. Development of its commercial activities. Hyderabad, 3. SGK Kishore, Executive Director – South, GMR Airports and CEO – GHIAL, said that we are very pleased to work with the Government of Karnataka to support efforts aimed at a comprehensive development of Bidar and the surrounding areas, and we are convinced that the commissioning of commercial operation at Bidar Airport of the local economy is ensured by better connectivity for the people of Bidar and the large number of n Tourists, GHIAL, the operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, has signed a concession contract with the Indian government for the development of commercial operation at Bidar Airport. . .