Ghaziabad is gearing up for regional flight operations from its Hindon Airbase from February 15. The Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari has directed all the concerned officials to speed up work so that deadline of January 31 can be met and flights get operational from Feb 15.
The terminal facilities at the Airforce airbase are being developed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).
As part of the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme (RCS), regional flights will operate from the Hindon airbase.
Maheshwari recently carried out an inspection on the works being carried out at the terminal.
“The earlier deadline was January 31 but some works were pending. After review, we have directed that all works, required to make the facility operational, should be completed by February 15. After they are ready, the remaining works, such as utilities and beautification, can be expedited,” Maheshwari said.
The new airport will help in decongesting the Delhi airport.
“Officials of the AAI said they are expecting to get the work done by February 15. Since only about 100 labourers are deployed, we have asked them to rope in more workers to finish work at the earliest. The other departments of the state have also been directed to complete their respective work as per the deadline,” she added.
The approach road to the terminal is being built by Public Works Department (PWD). Electricity works will be completed by Jan 15.
Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation is also on the verge of completing the installation of streetlights by January 15. The horticulture department of the corporation has also been directed to carry out beautification work on the entry roads and nearby areas by February 10.
The entire work for facilities is being carried out on nearly 22,000 square metre of land at Sikandarpur village.