The only good thing that happened after the buffalo hit; was getting a new man in to take charge of the 'cattle-shed' from the predecessor. It was so hard for many to get out of the poetic-charms of the then transferred APD and to accept the fact that the future of the Airport was doomed and uncertain of what lay out with the newly rushed in APD - Pramod Kumar Thakre
And clean up and more he did. The fact that lot of things happened under his leadership, which some how had failed to become reality during the tenure of his predecessor, just as the emails bounced off his email address.
The list of achievements is quite long and pretty commendable too, understandably all of this did not happen because he had a magic wand but certainly there were other factors that steered him and took action in favor of the city airport.
Only time will tell if this transfer was a right move or not but we will come to know much sooner than later, if the remaining tasks are completed at the same pace and new tasks put into process keeping the complete expansion of the Airport, which includes acquiring of 800 hectares of land for a second runway and a second terminal building for Full fledged International Airport status.
Lets keep our fingers crossed and possibly toes too.
Fair enough, if it was just a routine transfer, if the APD was even allowed to complete his term of 3 years. Justifiably enough he could have at least been kept for the next 3 months till he completed the tasks which are at the final stages and who better could be to bring those tasks to a logical happy ending, which he had been under supervision all these months.
No answers to this from the CRaP mouthpiece
There have always been rumors that the local representative had a personal 'beef' over the limelight being taken away by the APD, as most of the announcements towards the development and day to day progress of the airport were shared through the official handles of Social Media. As the incumbency threat looms large with coming elections and the pressures mounting due to inefficient handling of connectivity issue and 'stolen limelight', called for a drastic action. A large part of the section believes that this had been the root cause of this unceremonious transfer of Pramod Kumar.
It however appears from the media reports that the current transfers have been triggered with several inconsistencies observed during the recent inspection. The major gaffe is that an entire isolation bay, used for emergency situation, had been made, gone unnoticed and remained unapproved for almost a decade. A valid reason but invalid action taken just on the Airport Team and keeping the other senior officials free from accountability.
But then what do you expect from the babus who are at the mercy of the Boss-Man.
We are unknown to the real reason and probably shall never know the ultimate truth but it is not a coincidence that during his blitz visit, the Boss-Man has made it aptly clear to the GoG that Surat is a self made "Resilient-City" while all focus needs to be towards Dholera, which needs intensive-care due due to the oncoming elections.
Some herd mentality that is.