Saturday, September 09, 2017

‘Bareilly airport to be flight ready in 8 months’

Bareilly: In a good news for residents of Rohilkhand and Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, officials of the Airports Authority of India who were in the city on Friday told TOI that the proposed Nath Nagari civil terminal in Bareilly would be ready for take-offs within eight months if they got clearance from the state government.
Confirming this, district magistrate RV Singh said, "In a year, flights may take off from here. If all goes accordingly, the airport will be operational within six months once the construction work starts. As the AAI officials told us that they have floated tenders and work order would be given within two months, we hope flights from Bareilly will take off somewhere between June and August next year."
Talking to TOI, land acquisition officer of AAI, AK Narula, said, "We have informed the district administration about our requirement of additional land to construct boundary wall in a straight line. To construct civil enclave building, tenders have been floated and within two months after completing the tender process, work would be awarded to construction companies. We hope that within eight months from now, civil enclave will be operational."
The DM said that they were having Rs 2.25 crore of AAI which was more than sufficient to acquire additional land required to change alignment of the boundary wall which was in a zigzag shape.
09/09/17 Pankul Sharma/Times of India