Ghaziabad corporation clears proposal to provide lighting for terminal near Hindon airbase
In order to provide infrastructure facilities to operate regional flights from the Hindon airbase, the executive committee of the Ghaziabad municipal corporation has approved a budget of Rs 58 lakh for the installation of lights.
Corporation officials said the agency will install the lighting and also take up its maintenance. Under the regional flight connectivity scheme (RCS), the runway of the Hindon airbase will be used for regional flights. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is constructing terminal facilities over the adjoining land belonging to farmers of Sikandarpur village.
“The corporation has cleared nearly Rs 58 lakh for the installation of lighting and its maintenance. The road work will be taken up by the public works department,” CP Singh, municipal commissioner, said.
According to official estimates, terminal facilities and flights under the RCS project are likely to start by the end of October. Terminal facilities are being readied by the AAI over an area of 22,050 square metres, while other utility services will be provided by UP agencies.
Officials of the UP public works department (PWD) said that the work for constructing 680 metres of the approach road to the terminal will take two more months to complete.
“Earlier, it was decided that the land for the road would be taken on lease. However, the lease for the road had to be routed through the UP cabinet. Now, the officials have decided that land for the road will be purchased directly. Required procedures are being chalked for the purpose. Once the land is given to us, we will take two months to construct the road,” Manish Verma, executive engineer (PWD), said.
Officials said the road will have two lanes with lanes of 2.5 metre width on either side. The black top part of the road will span nearly seven metres.
District magistrate Ritu Maheshwari said the road and purchase of land will cost nearly Rs 4.5 crore and a proposal has been forwarded to the state government in this regard.