Monday, August 28, 2017

Rs 290 crore for civil airport in Allahabad before Ardh Kumbh

Lucknow: State government has sanctioned and released Rs 290 crore to upgrade the Bamrauli airstrip in Allahabad before the Ardh Kumbh in 2019. To be built adjacent to Bamrauli Airport, the new civil airport will have facility for landing and take-off of all, including Boeing 737 aircraft.
Since, Bamrauli Airport comes under the purview of the Air Force, the need for a civil airport in the Sangam City was long felt, said state health minister Allahabad (West) MLA Siddharthnath Singh, adding that though announcement for the airport was made much before Yogi government came to power, the process has now been expedited. Sangam City's airport will be at par with those at Lucknow and Gorakhpur, said Singh, adding that funds have reached the district magistrate.
To be ready within a year, the civil airport would be built on an extended land, acquisition of which would begin soon, Singh, who is also the UP government spokesperson, told TOI. State government's request to Railways to come up with a rail overbridge (ROB) and flyover connecting Begum Bazar locality with the airport has also been approved, he added.
28/08/17 Rajiv Srivastava/Times of India