Thursday, December 16, 2021

Proposed airport for Kumaon: Matter under cabinet’s consideration, HC told

Nainital: The high court, while hearing the public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the transfer of 1,072 acres land of Pantnagar University for the construction of a greenfield airport for Kumaon, was told by chief standing advocate CS Rawat, appearing for government, that the matter is still under cabinet’s consideration.

In his plea, Pantnagar resident Keshav Kumar Pasi has said that the proposed airport should not be built on the university land and should instead come up at about 76,000 thousand acres barren land in the foothills of Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar.

Pantnagar already has an airport. But to boost tourism and the industrial sector in Kumaon, another airport was proposed. Pasi said the new airport will affect the functioning of the university, which was established in 1957.

16/12/21 Times of India

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