Civil Aviation Research Organisation operations to commence in July: Kishan Reddy
Deccan Chronicle.| Narender Pulloor
Works of the Civil Aviation Research Organisation at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. By arrangement
HYDERABAD: Union minister G. Kishan Reddy on Thursday said that the Civil Aviation Research Organisation (CARO) at the Begumpet airport here will begin operations in July. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sanctioned the CARO at an estimated cost of Rs. 400 crore for Telangana state.
CARO is said to be India’s first aviation research centre and is expected to open the sector to state-of-the-art technologies. It is said that the centre would have the most advanced technology in Asia. The Airport Authority of India is constructing CARO to international standards, he said.
For the first time in India, the CARO was being built to GRIHA-5 standards. GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) gives points to buildings based on 30 parameters. To be certified by GRIHA, a project must receive at least 50 points. Above 85 points earns a five-star rating. GRIHA standards ensure reduced energy and water consumption, lesser pollution and limited waste generation.
The CARO would house facilities for research on airports, air navigation, air traffic management communication domain systems, stimulators, network emulators, visualisation and analysis labs, surveillance labs, navigation systems emulation and stimulation labs.
It would also have cyber security and threat analysis labs, centres for data management, project support, software solutions and tools and for network infrastructure, Kishan Reddy explained.
He said the work of CARO would bring global recognition for Indian civil aviation. The work on CARO was continuing at a fast pace, he said.
Kishan Reddy said that Prime Minister Modi was giving utmost importance to Telangana in developmental activities for the last eight-and-a-half years. "We will express our gratitude to PM Modi on behalf of the people of Telangana," Kishan Redy said.
Speaking in Karimnagar, BJP state president Bandi Sanjay also thanked the Prime Minister for allocating the CARO to Hyderabad.