Air Force Approves Civilian Flights From Hindon Base In Ghaziabad

In Ghaziabad, 7 acres of land near Hindon air base is about to start flight operations for the civilians from the Indian Air Force (IAF) facility, which will essentially render it into the second airport in the Delhi-NCR which will be used for commercial flights.

To lessen the heavy burden faced by the Delhi’s IGI airport; the civil aviation ministry is looking to use the Hindon Air base- housing the IAF’s heavy lift transport aircraft Globemaster- as a supplementary facility till the completion of Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida.

The Air force had agreed in August to allow the use of the air base for civilian flights under the government’s regional connectivity scheme (RCS).

The area on which the government intends to construct the infrastructure for flights is in Sikandarpur village, next to the base’s perimeter wall. A separate gate for passengers and a seating area will be developed in this part, Authorities said. The existing runway can be used by the Passenger Flights. The Hindon air base is approximately 10 km from Dilshad Garden Metro Station on the red line of the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation).

The Officials of the Airport Authority of India, the air force and Ghaziabad administration recently examined the Sikandarpur site. Ghaziabad DM Ritu Maheshwari said, “Two sites were surveyed but Sikandarpur village was found to be suitable and there is in-principle agreement to use it for developing civilian infrastructure,”.

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Deadline for Metro line in Ghaziabad extended to June 2018

The deadline for Dilshad Garden Metro line in Ghaziabad has been extended by a year from June 2017 to June 2018. Dilshad Garden – New bus stand Metro line project is covering 9.41 kilometres. Construction work was remaining on the project and June 2017 was impossible deadline, now, 80-85% complete.

About the ongoing construction at Arthala in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, despite a land issue. “In the worst-case scenario, if the land issue is not resolved, DMRC will bypass the Arthala station and will still run the Metro line.

Out of the total budget of Rs 2,210 crore for the construction of the Metro line, the DMRC chief said an estimated Rs 900 crore has been received while Rs 1,310 crore is still pending.

GDA has paid Rs 590 crore, Avas Vikas Parishad Rs 50 crore, and UPSIDC Rs 3.3 crore.

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