IEP Chandigarh, September 22
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said that air travel facility from Ambala to Srinagar will soon be available to the citizens of the state. The Union Civil and Aviation Ministry has accorded approval regarding the same.
The Home Minister was presiding over a meeting with the officers of the Civil and Aviation Department, Haryana in his office today. He directed the officers to complete all the necessary formalities. Along with this, air travel from Ambala to Lucknow will also begin soon. The Air Force has also given NOC to start air travel in Ambala. About 20 acres of land along the junction of the military has been selected for the construction of the terminal at Ambala and this land has been transferred by the army to the Air Force. The terminal will be built on this land at a cost of about Rs. 40 crore, for which funds have also been approved by the Union Ministry. He informed that till the time the terminal is not ready for operations, air travel will begin by making a temporary terminal. For this, the team has surveyed and sent the report.
Additional Chief Secretary, Civil, and Aviation Department, Ankur Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Priyanka Soni, Chief Executive Officer of International Chandigarh Airport, Rakesh Ranjan Sahay were present during the meeting.