Thursday, November 10, 2016

Green signal to new Lohegaon airport road

Pune: The defence ministry has approved the construction of another road leading to the Lohegaon airport, paving the path to ease congestion on the approach path to the terminal.
The 400m road would pass through a private land. It would stretch towards the VIP Road in one direction and towards Vimannagar on the other, running parallel to the existing road through defence land. The road will originate from the Parking number-2 of the airport, said MP Anil Shirole, the chairman of the Pune Airport Advisory Committee.
Serious discussions on constructing the new road were on for quite sometime. The office of the Union defence minister has now given a go-ahead to the construction of the road along the perimeter wall of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
It has been decided that the IAF would give land not exceeding 20m in width from its existing boundary wall. The security wall would be constructed exactly at a distance of 20m from the wall. The new security wall would have to be constructed before the demolition of the existing boundary wall. The IAF has sought proper security measures during the construction of the road.
10/11/16 Debjoy Sengupta/Times of India

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