Saturday, May 30, 2020

Construction works of airstrip at Kishtwar to begin soon

Jammu: The stage is all set for the construction full-fledged airstrip at Kishtwar under Regional Connectivity Scheme called Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) of the Union Government.

This facility would be of immense help for the vast population of erstwhile Doda district, which is in the dire need of the same because of the remote and tough terrain.

The plan to construct full-fledged airstrip at Kishtwar was mooted over two years back but the project got delayed as some formalities were to be completed with the Ministry of Defence in view of existing air-strip being used for the defence purpose only.

Moreover, acquisition of more land was also taking time for the construction of full-fledged airstrip as the land already in the possession of the Army was not sufficient to have 1200 meter mandatory length of the airstrip for operation of aircrafts.

Actually, Army had certain reservations about the utilization of existing airstrip for the civilian aircrafts and was of the opinion that such a step may hamper operation of its helicopters, which carry logistics to several far-off areas of Doda and Kishtwar regularly.

However, all the reservations of the Army have finally been cleared after series of meetings with the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Department of Civil Aviation of Jammu and Kashmir convened on the direct intervention of Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also Member of Parliament from Udhampur-Doda-Kathua Parliamentary Constituency.
30/05/20 Dispatch
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