Saturday, February 06, 2021

No new road to int’l airport

Chandigarh: The new road project for the international airport seems to have lost its importance as the Haryana government has already shown its unwillingness to spend a huge amount on the project. Moreover, as the Air Force land was also coming between the project, hence, it could not get nod from the forces.

Sources in the Chandigarh administration revealed that the project was already dropped in a north regional meeting headed by Union minister Amit Shah in 2019. “As per the DMRC report, the project costed around Rs 1,200 crore and Chandigarh and Haryana had to pay the maximum amount and the Haryana government refused to spend the huge amount on the project. Moreover, one tunnel was also planned in the project, but as the Air Force land was also there, it turned out to be complicated,” said sources.

According to information, the Punjab government was already showed reluctant for the project. Since Haryana also took a back seat due to finances, the idea of a separate road was dropped

06/02/21 Times of India

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