Sunday, June 25, 2017

Surjewala upset over Jewar airport

Haryana Congress MLA Randeep Singh Surjewala has taken strong exception to the recent decision of the Central government to set up an international airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh, saying that the interests of Haryana were being sacrificed at the “altar of political expediency”.
Mr. Surjewala, who represents Kaithal in the Haryana Legislative Assembly, said that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had granted in-principle approval for a green field airport in the State in 2013-14. The present BJP government in Haryana, he said, had failed to protect the State’s claim. He added that the Centre had made a unilateral announcement about setting up an international airport at Jewar, ignoring Haryana’s claim for one at Jhajjar, Meham or Karnal.
25/06/17 Ashok Kumar/The Hindu