Monday, May 15, 2017

UP govt revives Jewar airport project, survey to start today

With the change in regime, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has started the process to revive the international airport project in Jewar. The Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS) survey for the proposed airport will begin on Monday.

Talking to DNA, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) Chairman Prabhat Kumar said the proposal will soon be sent for clearance to the steering committee formed by the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.

According to officials, an OLS survey is mandatory before starting work on an international airport. They further said the survey is conducted to determine corners and midpoints of runway strips.

"An Inclinometer (slope indicator) is required to calculate slope, which is determined according to the regulations applicable in a particular country. An OLS survey mobile app will be used to record observations, including photos, for each location. An electronically recorded survey report will then be automatically sent via email. The app is being used as part of an aviation safety management master emergency plan. The app can be tailored to include action plans for regional planning and zoning regulations as well," an official said.
15/05/17 Purusharth Aradakh/DNA

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