Haryana Requests Centre to Consider Cargo and Civilian Airports in the State

Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Haryana Chief Minister Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda met Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh in New Delhi on 27JUL12 to pursue the proposal for building a Greenfield Cargo Airport for international operations at Meham.  An area of about 2770 acres has already been identified for the project which would be purchased from the private parties. The State informed that the displacement of population will be assessed and would be taken care of as per the R&R Policy of Haryana Government.

The proposal has been examined in the Ministry of Civil Aviation in consultation with Airports Authority of India and Directorate General of Civil Aviation for grant of site clearance and has been recommended by both organizations.

Shri Hooda also underlined the need to have civilian airports in Karnal and Hisar which he said will cater to needs of a large number of people in adjoining areas. Shri Hooda offered to provide land for these airports.

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