Thursday, December 31, 2015

Two Keonjhar airstrips cry for development

Keonjhar: While the state government is making an effort to develop airstrips across the state, two airstrips in Keonjhar are in dire need of attention. One of the airstrips is located at Raisuan, about 7km from here under Sadar block and the other at Tanto, about 70km from here under Joda block of the district.
While the government is signing MoUs with several companies for the development of airstrips across the state, the ones in the district remain neglected. Both of them are allegedly unsafe for use and security and proper deployment trained employee. According to sources, the government has taken steps for renovation and expansion of Rangeilunda, Jeypur, Padmapur and Baripada airstrips and also to increase the length of Raourkela, Jharsuguda, Lanjigarh and Angul airstrips.
31/12/15 Times of India

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