Saturday, January 29, 2022

Extended runway at Jammu Airport becomes operational, 8000ft long

An extended runway at Jammu Airport has been made operational. In addition, the first flight took off from the extended Runway to mark its operational status and the first flight; the Indian Air Force gave the flight a water cannon salute.

The first flight that ran through the newly constructed runway is an Indigo Airlines plane. The Centre had given environmental clearance for the expansion of the runway at the airport.

"Operationalisation of the extended runway portion was done at joint user airfield of IAF & AAI at Jammu," a defence spokesman said.

He said the runway had been extended from 6700 feet to 8000 feet. He said the AAI completed the work in coordination with the Indian Air Force and MES. The spokesman said that Air Commodore G S Bhullar, AOC Jammu IAF Station, Sanjeev Garg, Airport Director, and other officials were present occasionally.

29/01/22 Zee News

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