Centre sanctions Rs 70 cr for Jammu airport project

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 70 crore to expand and upgrade Jammu airport to increase its landing surface and passenger-holding capacity from 200 to 700, a Jammu and Kashmir Minister said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2011, 13:33 PM IST

Jammu: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 70 crore
to expand and upgrade Jammu airport to increase its landing
surface and passenger-holding capacity from 200 to 700, a
Jammu and Kashmir Minister said on Tuesday.
The project includes increase in landing surface, setting
up of hangers, modernisation and expansion of the airport
building and its premises, Minister for Revenue and Relief
Raman Bhalla said after a high level meeting here.

Bhalla said some families, which are living near the
airport, will be displaced due to the project and the
government has identified site to rehabilitate them.
For rehabilitation purpose, the state government has
accorded sanction to the transfer of Irrigation and Flood
Control Department land, measuring seven acres, on the left of
main Ranbir canal at village Rakh Raipur, he added.

PTI