Of late, facilities of civil aviation have been provided with more frequency, in the selected cities of the State. The nearest air-port to Sholapur is at Pune. During the police action operation in the ex-Hyderabad State an air-base was set up at Sholapur by the Defence Authorities. The base, however, was not maintained later on. The air-strip was therefore not developed for civil aviation. It is however utilised on a few occasions for landing of planes carrying very important persons.