In golden jubilee year, Haryana to have aviation hub in Hisar

Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) The Haryana government will start work to set up an Integrated Aviation Hub at Hisar town to coincide with the ‘Swaran Jayanti’ (golden jubilee) celebrations of creation of the state.

Haryana will mark 50 years of its creation on November 1.

The aviation hub would be developed over an area of over 3,000 acres, Haryana Civil Aviation minister Narbir Singh said on Tuesday.

“A series of activities to be undertaken in first phase of this project include expansion of the existing runway from 4,000 feet to 7,000 feet, provision of night landing facility, construction of additional hangers for Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) activities and renovation of the terminal building,” the minister said.

“A budget provision of Rs 50 crore has been made in the current financial year for this purpose,” he said.

At present, Haryana does not have any regular airport of its own. The state’s needs are catered by the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport at Delhi, adjoining Gurgaon in Haryana and the Chandigarh international airport.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has demanded that the Hisar aerodrome should be elevated as an international airport

Singh said that the Haryana Government has already engaged M/s Frost and Sullivan India Private Limited, Chennai, as consultant for development of Hisar aerodrome as an Integrated Aviation Hub.

–IANS

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