Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Delhi's second airport? Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad to soon get regional connectivity

In a bid to decongest New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has begun the construction of the terminal facilities required for the operation of regional flights from the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad.
The move was confirmed by the Ghaziabad district officials on Monday, reports Hindustan Times. It is to be noted that the plan for another airport at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh was conceived in 2001 when Rajnath Singh was the UP chief minister but it had faced several hurdles.
When BJP lost power in the state, the plan completely fell through. Now, with the BJP ruling both at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh, the ambitious project had garnered some traction but the stalemate continues even after 17 years. The farmers have shown their reluctance on the price offered by the authorities. 
The construction work began on Monday on the land parcel situated in Sikandarpur which had been taken on lease from the local farmers. The terminal will be developed under the Udey Desh ka Aam Nagarik (UDAN), which is part of the National Civil Aviation Policy, that was announced in 2016.
21/08/18 Ashish Shukla/IBTimes

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