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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 12:47 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 12:47 AM (IST)

AAI team in Mandi to inspect airport site

AAI team in Mandi to inspect airport site
An Airports Authority of India survey team at the proposed airport site at Balh in Mandi. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Mandi, December 6

A four-member team of Airports Authority of India is conducting an Obstruction Limitation Surface (OLS) survey to access the feasibility of the proposed international airport at Balh in Mandi district. The team will stay here till December 15

The team will analyse the feasibility of landing of aircraft and the likely obstacles in the way before preparing a detailed report which will be submitted to the Civil Aviation Ministry. Chief Minister Jai Ram is also expected to visit Mandi on Friday to conduct aerial survey for the proposed site with the Central team.

Deputy Commissioner Mandi Rugved Thakur today deputed officials of the revenue department to accompany the team for assistance relating to revenue record.

An international airport is the dream project of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who is keen on having it in Mandi district for use of civil aviation as well as for defence point of view. Himachal boundary is close to China in the tribal districts of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the team would accomplish its survey till December 15 and would submit its report to the Civil Aviation Ministry.

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