Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Halwara airport: Foundation stone for boundary wall laid

Ludhiana: The long wait for city residents is finally over as the work on the construction of the boundary wall of Halwara international airport project started on Tuesday. The work of carpeting the approach road for the new Halwara international airport has already been started over a week back.

Fatehgarh Sahib MP Amar Singh laid the foundation stone to construct the boundary wall of the airport. The foundation stone was laid in the presence of Ludhiana DC Varinder Kumar Sharma, additional chief administrator, Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (Glada) Bhupinder Singh and airport director S K Saran.

The MP while expressing gratitude to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh for ‘personally intervening’ in this project and taking it up with the central government to expedite the work of the airport. He also praised the DC for working day and night for this project despite his busy schedule. He added that the upcoming airport would bring investment, jobs and development to Halwara and Raikot.

He said that the approach road and boundary wall were the first phase of the new airport as these were critical requirements for starting work on the new terminal building. He added that the 2,340m boundary wall of the airport was being built at a cost of Rs 3.01 crore and would be completed in six months.

The DC said that the work was going on in full swing and the government was fully prepared to start flights as soon as the required infrastructure, including approach road, boundary wall and interim terminal building, got ready.

Meanwhile, PWD officials said that the construction of the brick wall, having a height of 10 feet and 2 feet wire on that, might take around four months.

16/12/20 Shariq Majeed/Times of India

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