Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government plans to set up private civil aviation schools at its four airstrips in Pinjore, Karnal, Bhiwani and Narnaul through public-private partnership, State Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala told media persons here on Wednesday. Mr.Surjewala, who also heads the committee constituted to deliberate on all issues relating to development of airstrips in Haryana, said that an “Expression of Interest” was being invited within the next four days.

He disclosed that those interested in operating these air strips as private flying training academies would have to pay Rs.10 lakh as annual licence fee, Rs.8,000 per month per aircraft as operation charges below 5,700 kg and Rs.10,000 per aircraft above 5,700 kg. The charges for built-up hangar or office space would be Rs.500 per square metre annually.