Haryana to get international aviation hub in Hisar

It is proposed to be developed around existing civil airstrip

Updated - March 12, 2018 01:51 am IST

Published - March 12, 2018 01:50 am IST - GURUGRAM

The Haryana government has finalised an action plan for the development of an international aviation hub at Hisar in three phases, said a State Civil Aviation Department spokesperson.

The existing airfield will be upgraded into a regional connectivity scheme airport under UDAAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme in six to eight months in the first phase, said the spokesperson.

Thereafter, in phase two, the runway will be extended from 4,000 feet to 9,000 feet for maintenance, repair and overhauling (MRO), parking and sub-basing operations.

Finally, after a Detailed Project Report (DPR), bids would be invited for developing the Hub including an International Airport, the spokesperson added.

He said that the State government was developing the integrated aviation hub on the existing Hisar airfield as a brownfield project.

It was also proposed to expand the existing airstrips at Pinjore, Karnal, Bhiwani and Narnaul, from the current length of 3,000 feet to 5,000 feet and developing parking space for accommodating spill over from Delhi Airport for parking and maintenance, repair and overhauling activities.

The international aviation hub is proposed to be developed around the existing civil airstrip at Hisar.

Reserved 4,200 acres

The spokesman said that the State has already reserved 4,200 acres of land adjoining the pre-existing airstrip to be utilised for the project.

The proposed aviation hub envisages a 9,000 feet runway with international standards airport, ample parking for airlines and General Aviation (GA) operators, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, Aerospace University, global training centre for pilots, engineers and ground handling staff and residential and commercial development.

He said that the department has pitched with airline operators for sub-basing of their aircraft at Hisar for night parking and routine maintenance.

The operators have evinced interest in the proposal, the spokesperson added.

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