Friday, July 03, 2020

Work on international airport at Halwara to start in next two weeks: Ludhiana DC

Ludhiana: Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma Thursday said that the work on the international airport coming up at Halwara would start in two weeks’ time.

He said that the road leading to the airport site would be widened and the PWD (B&R) officials have been directed to start the work on the boundary wall of the international airport at the earliest.

On Thursday, the DC visited the site where the civil terminal will come up and issued necessary directions to the officials concerned. He was accompanied by ADC (Jagraon) Neeru Katyal Gupta, Raikot SDM Dr Himanshu Gupta and other officials.
The DC said that with the start of international flights from Halwara Airport, the area would develop as a business hub, which would boost the economy of the state.

He said that the 161.2703-acre land required for the construction of this civil terminal has already been acquired and Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has taken possession of the said land. He said that they would try to get the construction of runway completed on a priority basis along with the construction of the terminal building so that the international flights can start operating from here soon.

He said that in lieu of the acquired land, the farmers have been paid a compensation of Rs 20,61,314 per acre (including 100% solatium, 12% AP and 1.25 multiplier factor). Besides, each eligible family would also be paid Rs 5,50,000 as rehabilitation and resettlement amount.
03/07/20 Indian Express
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