Saturday, June 22, 2019

Extension of Jammu Airport runway

By application of the standards of a modern airport and the associated facilities for the passengers, Jammu Airport is lagging far behind looking to the importance of the winter capital city in more than one forms right from the angle of connectivity between its regions and with rest of the country as also it being a prominent tourist spot of general, religious and adventurous categories. Some overall improvement , additions and alterations have been made but they cannot be called as sufficient. The number of flights between Jammu and other cities, both exclusive and connected, have increased over the years numbering more than thirty on daily basis. It has been long felt that for landing and taking off of big aircraft, usually airbuses and of B-321 category etc, the runway is not adequate in length being only of 2042 metres.
Not that the authorities concerned were not seized of the matter but the project to have the runway of the standard size of 2438 x 45 metre faced hiccups and was held up due to environmental clearance. The project needs more land for the purpose, nearly 17 acres, which is learnt to be acquired from the Indian Air Force. However, it is heartening to note that Airports Authority of India (AAI) has succeeded in getting the environment clearance from the Expert Appraisal Committee of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest.
22/06/19 Daily Excelsior
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