Tuesday, May 15, 2018

BJP MLA wants Jahu area to be considered for airport survey

Shimla: Even as chief minister Jai Ram Thakur is keen to construct an international airport in Mandi district, Sarkaghat BJP MLA Col Inder Singh wants that another site in Jahu area of Hamirpur district should also be considered in the national interest for the survey and it should not be rejected outrightly.
The central team has already inspected five sites — Ner Dhangu in Balh subdivision, Basadhar and Gogradhar of Padhar subdivision, Moviseri in Gohar subdisivion and Nandgarh in Sadar Mandi. “If the survey finds Mandi sites more suitable than Jahu, we have no objection,” Singh maintained. He further said that while five sites proposed in Mandi district have been surveyed by the central team, there is no harm in considering the Jahu site for the proposed airport.
“Jahu site should not be rejected outrightly, let the survey team come and inspect it. I am not talking on the basis of regionalism but in national interest as area between Jahu to Dali is plain and without any man-made or natural obstacle,” he said. The MLA said that his only submission is that Jahu site should not be neglected in the national interest.
15/05/18 Anand Bodhi/Times of India