The Board of Airport Authority of India (AAI) has approved the setting up of a civil airport at Adampur.
This was stated by Punjab BJP chief and minister of state for social justice and empowerment Vijay Sampla after meeting Union minister for civil aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju in a press release.
Sampla added that the ministry would now formally write to the state government to fulfil the requirements which it has already assured.
Sampla, later on, met deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal and apprised him of the development. Sukhbir assured Sampla of fulfilling all the requirements as soon as they receive the official communication from the civil aviation ministry.
An Airport Authority of India (AAI) team, which visited the airbase to study the feasibility in August last year, had given a “positive feedback” to the Union civil aviation ministry to start the commercial operations.