Tirupati , Feb 20 Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for the extension of Renigunta airport runway here on Wednesday.
Addressing a gathering at the airport, he said once the runway expansion work gets completed international flights can land here.
Besides the one in Renigunta, runways in Rajamundry, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam airports in Andhra Pradesh were also being expanded to enable landing of big aircraft, the vice president said.
He also complimented Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and his predecessor Ashok Gajapathi Raju for their contributions in the development of airports in Andhra Pradesh.
Prabu, through video conference, spoke about several airport expansion works being carried out in the state.
Expressing happiness over the 'Team-India' slogan given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Naidu said the parties in powers at the Centre and states must keep their political differences aside to work a team for the all-round development of the country.
He also stressed on the need for public-private partnership to speed up the country's welfare.
After taking part in the programme, Naidu left for his native neighbouring Nellore district by a special train to participate in some local programmes. He would return to Tirupati on February 23 and fly back to New Delhi, and official said. CORR ROH NSD NSD