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Constructed in 201, this sophisticated airstrip in Mahratabad village of Maitha sub-division has not seen any aircraft landing or taking off in the last two years.(HT Photo)

Airstrip in UP, built at a cost of Rs 311-cr, being used to learn driving

By Haidar Naqvi | Kanpur
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 10:29 AM IST
The airstrip, mooted by the then Samajwadi Party government in 2014, is 3 km long and 450 metre wide.
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Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims at Naini Saini in Pithoragarh.(HT Photo)
Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims at Naini Saini in Pithoragarh.(HT Photo)

IAF choppers lift stranded Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims from Gunji

By Abhinav Madhwal/BD Kasniyal | Haldwani/Pithoragarh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2018 10:12 PM IST
At least 58 pilgrims, stranded at Gunji in Pithoragarh district after paying obeisance at Kailash Mansarovar, were airlifted by IAF helicopters to Naini-Saini Air Strip in the district on Tuesday
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