Friday, February 05, 2016

Decks cleared for Leh airport expansion

Jammu: The Indian Air force (IAF) today agreed to vacate the airbase at Leh, which would be used for expansion of the civilian airport by the J&K Government.
This was revealed during a meeting held by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Hassan Samoon with the officials of the IAF, the Airport Authority of India and the civil administration here today.
Samoon was informed that the state government had identified alternative land for the existing IAF airbase in Leh, which would pave the way for expansion of the airport for civilian use. The officials further said the land was approved by the IAF authorities.
The district officials of Kargil, meanwhile, informed the Divisional Commissioner that in exchange for an alternative site, the Army had agreed to vacate a large tract of land presently under its control, which would be used for the expansion of the town.
05/02/16 Tribune
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