The airport was built in 1973 by the Public Works Department, Government of India.Its Contract was awarded to and satisfactorily completed by M/s H. K. Chauhan one of the most reputed contractors from Ratnagiri It was transferred to the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation(MIDC) for upgradation, expansion and maintenance in 1997. During the 2008 winter session of the state legislature, the Maharashtra State Cabinet decided to hand over the airport to the Indian Coast Guard for setting up an air station. It proposed to hand over 41 hectares of airport land and another 19 hectares of MIDC land to the defence ministry
Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra.Burma would remain part of the British Empire until gaining independence in 1948. 26-year-old King Thibaw was immediately sent into exile with his heavily pregnant wife, his junior queen and two small daughters, and would live out the rest of his life in Ratnagiri, a prisoner of the British Crown. Ratnagiri was chosen for its remote location, some 3,000 miles from Thibaw's former royal seat of Mandalay, accessible only by sea for parts of the year and far from any territory of any rival European power.
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