Monday, February 15, 2021

Work on Halwara airport likely to start by April end

Ludhiana: If all goes well, then the work of the civil terminal building of Halwara international airport may start from April end. Meanwhile, Public Works Department (PWD) officials have said that about one fourth of the boundary wall work of the airport has already been completed.

On December 15 last year, foundation stone to construct the boundary wall of the airport was laid by Fatehgarh Sahib MP Amar Singh. That was little over a week after the work of carpeting the approach road for the new Halwara international airport got started.

An AAI officer while asking not to be named said that they had shared the documents about the scope of work to be carried out for the construction of terminals with the PWD department about one and half months ago. He added that as there were some queries from the department concerned, they sent the revised scope of work documents to it about two week back.

“We want that they should start work as early as possible, so that we can shift operations to Halwara as it has an edge over Sahnewal airport in many ways, including landing at less visibility, longer runway, etc. But it is up to the department concerned to get work done as soon as possible,” said the AAI officer.

The PWD, roads and buildings (B&R) wing, authorities said that estimates and tender documents for the civil terminal were being made. “We have received the revised scope of work documents and accordingly, estimates and tender documents were being made. Hopefully, the documents will be ready in about a month after which the tender will be floated for construction of the civil terminal. I think work on the project may start in the next two and half months,” executive engineer, PWD (B&R) wing, Rakesh Garg said.

15/02/21 Shariq Majeed/Times of India

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