Friday, September 03, 2021

Nod to acquire 91 hectare for Lalitpur airport

Lucknow: A World War period airstrip in Lalitpur, which is being converted to an airport will initially be used for ATR-72 and ALT-2 type aircraft and later developed into an international airport.

On Thursday, the cabinet gave a go-ahead for acquisition of 91.773 hectare for the project along with exchange of defence land with gram sabha land.

Government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said, as per the feasibility study by Airports Authority of India, ATR-72 and ALT-2 type aircraft can operate from the airstrip.

“This will be a crucial airport for the defence corridor and the bulk drug park in coming up in the area. In the first phase, landing of small aircraft like ATRs will be permitted, but in coming days it will be developed as an international airport. On Thursday, the cabinet cleared the purchase and acquisition of 91.773 hectare land from villages in airstrip’s vicinity at a cost of Rs 86.65 crore. Additional stamp duty of Rs 76.75 lakh for purchase of private land has been approved,” he said.

03/09/21 Times of India

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