Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated an emergency landing strip at Satta-Gandhav stretch on National Highway 925 for Indian Air Force (IAF) planes. A Hercules C-130J plane of the IAF, carrying the two ministers and Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, conducted a mock emergency landing on the national highway. NH-925 is India's first national highway to be used for emergency landing of IAF aircraft.
The NHAI has developed the 3-km section of Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925 as an ELF for the IAF. In October 2017, fighter jets and transport planes of the IAF had conducted mock landings on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway to show that such highways can be used by the IAF planes for landing in case of an emergency.
In yet another case of rape in Rajasthan, a minor girl was gang-raped in Barmer district. Sources told Zee Media, one of the accused raped the girl and another clicked photographs of the heinous crime. The accused ran away from the scene of crime leaving the victim unconscious. The minor girl has been admitted at a government hospital for treatment.