Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ganganagar expands airstrip to connect with Jaipur, Delhi

JAIPUR: Ganaganagar is expanding its airstrip to facilitate intra-state air services connecting the district with Jaipur and Delhi.
District collector Gyana Ram said a proposal to this effect has been prepared and would be submitted to civil aviation department. There is already an airstrip at Lalgarh and district administration plans to expand it both ways for landing of commercial flights.He said proposal is for Rs 28.5 crore of which Rs 11 crore is for acquisition of land.
The collector further said current airstrip at Lalgarh has a length of only 1,300 meters on which only small planes can land. For landing of commercial flights, the airstrip should be at least 1,600 meters. So, district administration plans to expand it on eastern and western directions. Expanding 300 meters in both directions would be sufficient.
"We will submit the report to state government in a day or two," said the collector while talking to TOI over phone.
29/06/17 The Times Of India