Saturday, December 30, 2017

Construction of boundary wall at Bihta airbase soon

Patna: Construction of boundary wall for development of a proposed civil enclave at Bihta airbase is expected to commence soon as Patna district administration has acquired around 108 acres of land near the airbase and asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to take its possession.
"We are ready to give possession of the land required by AAI to construct the civil enclave at Bihta airbase. The AAI should commence the construction of boundary wall so that the site becomes free from encroachments," Patna DM Sanjay Kumar Agrawal said on Friday.
The state cabinet headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar had on November 15 last year sanctioned Rs 260.74 crore for acquisition of 120 acres of land near Bihta airbase. Of the 120 acres, 108 acres is proposed to be utilised for development of civil enclave and the remaining 18 acres would be used by state government for development of amenities for including a VIP lounge, a hotel and a hangar. The AAI has targeted to ready the first block of the proposed civil enclave by mid-2019 utilising Rs 500 crore.
30/12/17 Piyush Tripathi/Times of India