Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij said that the Bhoomi Pujan of the Civil Enclave to be constructed in Ambala Cantonment will be performed by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal on October 15, 2023 (1st Navratri). He said that under the RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) UDAN scheme, 20 acres of land has now been registered in the GLR (General Land Register) records in the name of “Civil Enclave”. The Minister further said that the land registration in the GLR, designated for the civil enclave’s construction, was facilitated by the Defence Estate Officer of the Defence Ministry. Previously, this land was registered as “Military Dairy Farm.” Vij said that the land has been made available through the Airport Authority of India for the civil enclave project under the UDAN scheme. Vij emphasized that the construction process for the Civil Enclave on the 20-acre plot adjacent to Ambala Air Force Station would commence shortly.
A technical bid for the construction, estimated at a cost of Rs 16 crore, has been opened, with three firms having submitted their applications. He expressed his determination to initiate flights from Ambala in the near future. In addition, the administrative team installed boards and flags representing the RCS UDAN scheme on the land designated for the Civil Enclave on Air Force Station Road. Vij said that the establishment of the Civil Enclave under the RCS Udaan Scheme is progressing. Recently, a sum of Rs 133 crore was transferred to the Defense Estate Officer in exchange for the 20-acre land. Vij explained that when the Civil Enclave is constructed alongside Ambala Air Force Station, passengers will perform check-in and check-out procedures here for security checks. Subsequently, they will be transported to the aircraft located inside the Air Force station near the airstrip via bus. The airstrip of Ambala Air Force Station will be utilized for flights. He mentioned that the Civil Enclave would initially operate on an ad-hoc basis, with plans for future expansion. Vij said that discussions have been initiated for four-laning of the Air Force Station Road, extending from Capital Chowk in Ambala to GT Road. Correspondence regarding this matter is ongoing with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The four-lane road project is expected to enhance travel convenience for commuters. Notably, the proposed airport in Ambala is intended to be named “Amba Airport Ambala Cantonment.” Home Minister Anil Vij has forwarded this proposal to the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar for consideration.