Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij today said that Ambala will soon get a flight and in this direction, an amount of Rs 133 crores has been transferred to the account of Ambala Defense Estate Officer by the Haryana government for 20 acres of land to establish a Civil Enclave along with Ambala Air Force Station today. Vij said that he is determined to start the flight service from Ambala soon and the transfer of Rs 133 crore to the Defense Estate Officer will now speed up the upcoming process for this project. He said that soon a terminal will be constructed for the Civil Enclave adjacent to Ambala Air Force Station at a cost of Rs 16 crore. He said that a Civil Enclave is to be established in Ambala under the RCS UDAN program and now the formalities for acquiring land for the airport have been completed.
It is noteworthy that due to the efforts of Home Minister Anil Vij, Civil Enclave is being established along with the Air Force Station in Ambala. It was a challenging task to get availability of 20 acres of land along with the Air Force Station for the Civil Enclave in Ambala. The vacant land of Military Dairy Farm was declared technically suitable by the Airport Authority of India and other departments. This land was under the Defense Ministry and the Civil Enclave could be built only when the land was handed over to the state government. This was a challenging task and Home Minister Anil Vij completed this challenging task to transfering an amount of Rs 133 crore to the Defense Ministry for 20 acres of land by the Haryana Government.
The terminal of Civil Enclave in Ambala will be constructed on the land of Military Dairy Farm, right next to the Air Force Station. After checking-in at the terminal, passengers will be taken by bus to the aircraft inside the Air Force station. Only the runway of the Air Force station will be used for take-off and landing of planes.
It is noteworthy that it is proposed to name the airport to be built in Ambala Cantonment as “Amba Airport Ambala Cantonment”. In this regard, Home Minister Anil Vij has recently sent a proposal to Chief Minister Manohar Lal in which it has been suggested to name Ambala Airport as Amba Airport Ambala Cantonment. Ambala district was named after Amba Devi and there is also a temple of Amba Devi in Ambala. This ancient temple has special significance.