AAI team inspects land identified
for Jhansi airport
the UP government identifying land for developing a civilian airport in Jhansi,
a team of senior officials from Airports Authority of India (AAI) and UP Civil
Aviation have visited the proposed sites for the first airport in Bundelkhand
Last year, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh had
written a letter to CM Akhilesh Yadav, asking him to hand over the Jhansi
airstrip run by the Army to AAI so that a civilian airport could be developed
there. Singh had written several letters to the Chief Minister, expressing his
keenness to develop civilian airports at Agra, Meerut and Jhansi and providing
the land for this purpose.
A UP civil aviation department official said a team
comprising AAI executive director (planning) Kalpana Sethi, state civil aviation
department special secretary S K Raghuvanshi and UP civil aviation director
Devendra Swaroop visited the two sites on Friday.
The team inspected the land identified in Safa village near
Shivpuri Road and the airstrip which is now under the control of Army. One of
the members of the team said the AAI officials also conducted the aerial and
ground survey of both the sites but there was constraint of space in developing
the airport at existing airstrip as it has a highway on one end and a
residential colony on the other.
Courtesy : Indian Express