By Accommodation Times Bureau
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, on August 15, dedicated the State’s first Civil Airport at Hisar to the people of the State and said that it would open the possibilities of creating an economic corridor and vibrant industrial ecosystem especially in the south and west Haryana. He said that a high-speed train would soon be started from Hisar to Delhi to improve connectivity to the International Airport at New Delhi.
CM was addressing a press conference after inaugurating the Hisar Airport, Integrated Aviation Hub, Phase-1 at Hisar.
On this occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between the State Government and Spice Jet Limited who has shown a keen interest for assistance in the development of Phase-II and III of the Integrated Aviation Hub.
The Integrated Aviation Hub is being developed over 4200 acres of land. The Civil Aviation Department has 600 acres of land, the Civil Aviation Department would be officially the owner of 4200 acres of land which sets the stage for Phase II and III planning and development. The Chief Minister said that in case of requirement of additional land for this project, the State Government could freeze the available land of other departments as per the requirement.
The Chief Minister said that this project was conceived years ago but the earlier government in the State made only tall and hollow claims. However, the present State Government removed all the hurdles in the implementation of the project through proper coordination between the Civil Aviation Departments of Centre and State. With the inauguration of the first phase of the project today, all facilities required for flying an aeroplane have been made available at the airport, he added.
He said that the State Government also plans to develop a cargo terminal, aerospace, defence university, defence MRO and Aviation University in the second phase of the project. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the same is expected to be completed within the next 18 months.