IAF has given in-principle nod for airport at Adampur, conditions apply

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2016 21:53 IST

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has in principle agreed for civil aircraft operations from Adampur in Punjab, the Union defence ministry said on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said it was subject to conditions that the Airports Authority of India will create all required infrastructure outside the existing IAF boundary to facilitate civil aircraft operations.

If the move goes through, it will provide relief to lakhs of passengers who now have to take the circuitous route via Amristar to Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

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