AAI given land for expansion of Jammu airport

AAI given land  for expansion of Jammu airport

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 9

The Jammu and Kashmir administration led by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has transferred land measuring over 900 kanal to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for the construction of a new terminal at the Jammu airport.

Equal value land for UT departments

  • Government departments, including animal husbandry, irrigation and the PWD, will be provided budgetary support or will be compensated with equal land value elsewhere
  • On September 30, the IAF, which controls the Jammu airport, issued a NOTAM (notice to airmen) that led to the removal of 30% load penalty on the airport

A senior J&K official said the land at Rakh Raipur village in Jammu would be transferred to AAI.

The establishment of a new terminal will significantly enhance the capacity of the airport in handling traffic, which will further boost tourism, economy and generate employment opportunities, the official said. The decision comes in the wake of the policy of the government to promote the Indian aviation sector in a significant manner, so as to ensure a multiplier effect on the economy.

The government aims to provide an ecosystem for harmonised growth of 

various aviation subsectors, he said.

Sources in the J&K administration said the departments of animal husbandry, irrigation and PWD would be provided budgetary support or compensated with equal land elsewhere.

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