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Transfer of IAF land to AAI for RCS UDAN/Expansion of Airfield Infrastructure to Facilitate Civil Aircraft Operations from IAF Bases

Posted On: 03 JUN 2022 4:53PM by PIB Delhi

In line with the vision of Hon'ble PrimMinister of "Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik(UDAN) and to facilitate Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)IndiaAir Force has facilitated Working Permission and handing over of DefencLanby MinistroDefence to Airport Authority of India (AAIat seven locationsvizBagdograDarbhangaAdampurUtarlai, SarsawaKanpur and Gorakhpur. AAI would now butilising the existing IAF airfields to operate civil flights under the RCS UDAN scheme. Approximately 40 acres of land is being handed over for developmenof civil terminaland necessary airfield infrastructure for commencing RCS flights

Providing air connectivity at these locations will boost the economand develop the areasMoreoverIAF is also in the process of handing over Defence land foexpansion of civil airports at six locationsover and above those covered under RCSviz.SrinagarThanjavurChandigarhLehPune and AgraThis will facilitatexpansion of the existing terminals and facilities to accommodate enhanced number opassengers and cargo infrastructure.

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