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Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
24-August-2012 18:07 IST
Development and Upgradation of Airports Helipads and Airstrips

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has written to Chief Secretaries of various State Governments and Union Territories for preparation of ‘Perspective Civil Aviation Plan’. This plan shall indicate a road map for development of Civil Aviation in the States and Union Territories.

Details of the requests received from State Government for development, expansion, upgradation and modernization of airports are as under:

Odisha - Jharsuguda

Punjab - Bhatinda (CE) and Ludhiana

Rajasthan – Kishangarh and Jodhpur (CE)

Jharkhand - Deoghar

Maharashtra - Jalgaon

Jammu & Kashmir - Jammu (CE)

Karnataka - Belgaum and Hubli

Commencement of the works depends on the acquisition/physical handing over of the land by the State Government. However, the works at Bhatinda, Jammu and Chandigarh have already commenced and the works at Jalgaon has been completed. This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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