Saturday, December 02, 2017

Hisar to get modern international airport soon

New Delhi: It’s a good news for Hisar people to cheer about as the city would get a state-of-the-art international airport soon. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has given a go-ahead to the Haryana Government’s proposal to develop an international airport at Hisar to connect the state with various domestic and international flights.

The move of the Government is aimed at connecting world tourists with India through its flagship regional flying scheme to attract more airlines and helicopter operators to participate in regional connectivity scheme (RCS) in the country.

As per the proposal sent by Haryana government to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Hisar airport is the prestigious project of the state and it would be set up in over 4,200 acres of government land. The state government led by Manoharlal Khattar has earmarked about Rs 100 crore for this project.

Confirming the development, top sources in the Ministry of Civil Aviation told The Pioneer that the Ministry has given a go-ahead to the feasibility report of Haryana government to develop an airport at Hisar.

As per the sources, the airport has an administration block, two new hangers, two renovated hangers of 85’x72’ and 96’x70’ size, a newly constructed VIP lounge and renovated hostel for aviation club students. Presently, Delhi Flying Club operates from Hisar airport only.

The existing airstrip is spread on 3,000 acres of government-owned land. Hisar airport was having 194 acres of land and the state government had identified an additional land of 3,200 acres adjoining the aerodrome for airport development.

The Government wants to tap the 40 million population of national capital region to meet their needs of daily-use food items like milk, vegetables and fruits. “With the proposed airport, there is lot of potential in setting up food processing units in the industrial estates at Barhi and Rai in Sonipat district,” sources added.
02/12/17 Rajesh Kumar/Madhusudan Sahoo/Pioneer