August 13, 2018 08:02 PM

Chandigarh  (Face2News)

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, will inaugurate the first Civil Airport of the State established at a cost of Rs 12.36 crore in Hisar on August 15, 2018. 

While stating this here today, Civil Aviation Minister, Rao Narbir Singh said this airport has been established in a record time with the unstinted support from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India.

He said that the passenger terminal to be dedicated to the public would comprise of all facilities including x-ray baggage scanning, reception area as well as security hold area as per the norms of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). He said that this airport has been selected by the Ministry of Civil Aviation under the RCS-UDAN Scheme in which one airline namely M/s Pinnacle Airways Limited have bid for two routes viz Delhi-Hisar and Hisar-Chandigarh. Six flights a week have been planned on both routes, he added. 

Rao Narbir said that the airline is in the process of obtaining the requisite approvals from Airports Authority of India (AAI) and DGCA and is expected to commence operations from October 15, 2018. Meanwhile, the State Government intends to invite Non Scheduled Operator Permit Holders to operate on mutually acceptable routes from Hisar Civil Airport, for which the State Government would provide attractive incentives. 

He said that, Mr Manohar Lal would inaugurate the passenger terminal under Phase-I of the Integrated Aviation Hub project and also sign a Memorandum of Agreement with Spice Jet Limited for collaboration in development of Phase-II and III of the Integrated Aviation Hub to come up on 4200 acre of land which has been earmarked for the project. He said that under Phase-II, the existing airstrip of 4000 feet would be extended to 9000 feet with state of the art navigation facilities including night landing and parking for larger aircraft like Airbus A-320. 

He said that in addition, a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility would be established for maintenance and repair of aircraft. These would help decongest Delhi Airport and provide basing, parking, maintenance and repair facilities for the aircrafts. Meanwhile, simultaneously, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) would be prepared for phase III for establishment of International Passenger and Cargo airport, aviation academy and aerospace and defence industry. It is planned to complete the execution of phase II activities and DPR for phase III within the next 18 months, he further added.  


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