According to an announcement by Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, the Maharaja Agrasen Hisar Airport will be operational by November 1. Nine routes of interstate air service will start from Hisar under the regional connectivity programme. Passengers will be allowed to fly in the 48-seater aircraft after several tasks are completed. Chautala told reporters in Hisar that Air India would assess the airport to start the flying training programme.
Air India is going to buy 400 Airbus aircraft soon. If flight training operations start after the inspection, Air India alone will train around 200 pilots.
Regarding the works going on at the airport, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the work of boundary wall of the airport will be completed in May. From the point of view of security, watch towers have been installed according to international standards. The taxiway work at the airport is almost complete. So is the upgraded lighting system which will begin installation in April.
He said that the capacity of the airport terminal would be increased from 30 people to 55. Along with this, the tender process for the construction of the new terminal will start soon.
Responding to a question about connecting Hisar to Chandigarh by rail, he said talks are on to connect Chandigarh via Hisar-Uklana via Narwana. A provision of Rs 723 crore has been made in the state budget for the elevated road in Hisar.
With IANS inputs