Haryana deputy chief minister cum civil aviation minister Dushyant Chautala has asked civil aviation officials to investigate the potential of constructing an airstrip along the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway in the Nuh-Gururgam area.
The minister also asked officials to investigate the possibilities of constructing an airstrip along the under construction Delhi-Katra Expressway in the Haryana districts of Jind and Kaithal.
The deputy CM, directed officials to present a plan in this respect as soon as possible. During the discussion, Chautala also requested that 100 acres be identified at both of these locations using the e-bhoomi portal for the construction of these airstrips.
Haryana now has five airstrips, but none of them are in the Delhi-NCR area, and the nearest airstrip is in Bhiwani, which is fairly far from Gurugram and Faridabad.
“The plan is to build the airstrip adjacent to Gurugram in order to make it easier to travel within the Delhi-NCR by connecting the air route with major national highways.” The reliance on the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport would also be reduced,” the official added on condition of anonymity.
Furthermore, during the review meeting on Monday, the deputy CM stated that plans for establishing a drone manufacturing facility in the state should be prepared. He also asked the officials to submit periodic reports on the work on Hisar airport in order to guarantee that it is completed within the time frame specified.
The 1,350-kilometer-long Delhi-Mumbai expressway will connect the Sohna elevated corridor with Maharashtra’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port through Dausa, Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, and Surat. It runs through Delhi (12 kilometers), Haryana (129 kilometers), Rajasthan (373 kilometers), Madhya Pradesh (244 kilometers), Gujarat (426 kilometers), and Maharashtra (171 kilometers).
The first section of the project, between Sohna and Dausa in Rajasthan, was launched on February 12 this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During the conference, Chautala stated that hangars will be built at Karnal, Bhiwani, Narnaul, and Pinjore airstrips. He commanded that MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) units be established at all state airstrips except the one in Narnaul.
Chautala was informed during the review meeting that a temporary air traffic control (ATC) tower is being built at Hisar airport until the construction of a normal ATC tower is completed.
In addition, the deputy CM evaluated the status of connected airside works such as the monsoon drain, isolation bay, vehicular lane, navigation aids, security watch towers, perimeter road, and so on.