By Accommodation Times Bureau
Haryana Government has decided to purchase land measuring 280 acres, situated in Karnal district adjacent to Karnal Aerodrome on the voluntary basis for the renovation of Karnal Airport.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Civil Aviation Department said that all the interested owners of this land wishing to sell their land voluntarily have been asked to contact the office of Deputy Commissioner, Karnal within one month. More details about the land could be obtained from the official website.
In 2012, The (DGCA) approved the Haryana state government’s plans to develop the Airport to operate Domestic Passenger Services in August 2013.
Karnal Aerodrome small runway, just 3,000-feet-long and 150-feet-wide, will be extended to 4,500 feet in the first phase and then up to 6,000 feet to accommodate ATR Turboprops and jets. Installation of Runway lighting was taken up by the State Public Works Department after the DGCA gave approval for night flying in July 2012.
Captain Abhimanyu, Finance Minister of Haryana, while presenting the Government of Haryana 2018-19 budget in March 2018 announced that the funds have been allocated to extend the existing 3000 feet runway to 5000 feet and parking hangar for the spillover aircraft from IGI Delhi airport will be constructed.