Friday, June 16, 2017

UT Admn pushes for underpass from city to international airport

Chandigarh: To cut down on travel time and the distance for commuters going to the new Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali from Chandigarh and Panchkula, the UT administration on Thursday pushed for an underpass at the annual Civil Military Liaison Conference here on Thursday. The underpass would be on the lines of the one in Delhi. This issue was discussed on priority basis during the meeting at the Western Command Headquarters, Chandimandir.
The conference was co-chaired by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore and Lieutenant General Surinder Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Western Command. At the meeting, the officers were told that Delhi Metro has also commenced work on doing a feasibility study for the Mohali side terminal for the Airports Authority of India. “We have emphasised a lot on this project of connectivity as both Haryana and Chandigarh are suffering extra travel time. We wanted a solution without compromising the airport or its runway security,” said a senior officer who attended the meeting.
16/06/17 Hina Rohtaki/Indian Express