Air Power Requested To Enable Resumption Of Darbhanga Airport Work: Hardeep Singh Puri

Air Force Requested To Allow Resumption Of Darbhanga Airport Work: Aviation Minister

“As soon as we start, all works ought to be over by October 2020,” he mentioned. (File photograph)

New Delhi:

The Civil Aviation Ministry has requested the Indian Air Power (IAF) to permit resumption of building work for the Darbhanga airport, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned on Monday.

The Darbhanga airport is being constructed as a civil enclave, which is a part of an IAF air base allotted for civil aviation operations.”A request has been made to the IAF to permit the work to restart. As soon as we start, all works ought to be over by October 2020,” the civil aviation minister mentioned on Twitter.

Mr Puri mentioned, “Work on Darbhanga airport was (happening) in full swing until it needed to be briefly halted because of the lockdown necessitated by our combat towards COVID-19.”

India has been beneath lockdown since March 25 to stem the unfold of coronavirus, which has contaminated 67,152 individuals and killed 2,206 within the nation up to now.

“An interim civil enclave is being developed by the AAI (Airport Authority of India) on land leased by IAF. This features a terminal constructing with capability to deal with 150 passengers which is 95 per cent full,” Mr Puri mentioned.

“Work to strengthen the current IAF apron for 2 plane of Airbus class can be 50 per cent full,” he famous.

All industrial passenger flight operations have been suspended for the lockdown interval. Nevertheless, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and particular flights accredited by the Directorate Basic of Civil Aviation have been allowed to function.

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