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Jammu Airport expansion project gets SC clearance

Jammu Airport expansion project gets SC clearance

The much awaited and much delayed Jammu Airport expansion successfully crossed final hurdle when the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) gave its clearance to 'change of use' on seven hectare of Wildlife department land at Sunjwan area, in the outskirts of Jammu city.

CEC members visited the Sunjwan area and inspected the land identified by the state government to shift the Army base adjoining the Airport at Satwari to Sunjwan.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during his visit to Jammu in March, had announced Rs 70 crore for expansion and upgradation of Jammu Airport to increase its landing surface and passenger-holding capacity from 200 to 700. The project includes increase in landing surface, setting up of hangers, modernisation and expansion of the airport building and its premises.

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