Haryana: Flights to many cities will begin from Hisar airport on April 1.

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Chandigarh/Hisar: Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala said that flights to various special cities of the country will be started from Hisar airport in April this year. He said that detailed discussions in this regard were held with the officials of Allianz Air Company on Monday and an MoU would be signed with the company soon. The deputy CM, who is also in charge of the civil aviation department, disclosed this information after chairing a joint meeting of civil aviation and Allianz Air Company officials here on Monday. The government had earlier decided to start flights from Hisar airport to various cities in the country from November 1, 2023, but this was not possible.

Sensible gap financing will reduce the financial burden on passengers

Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala said that this air connectivity in the state will be based on the government’s VGF (Viable Gap Funding) concept so that passengers will not have to pay any additional airfare. He said that the current plan is to operate 70-seater aircraft from Hisar airport on Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kullu routes.

These cities will also be discussed in the review meeting

Dushyant Chautala said that the routes will be reviewed again 90 days after commencement and flights will be operated from Hisar to other cities like Lucknow, Varanasi and Ambala as per passenger demand. The deputy CM said that after air connectivity to Hisar, defense and other industries will increase there, which will become a huge source of revenue for the state.

The airport will be built on an area of ​​7,200 hectares

The airport will be built on an area of ​​7,200 hectares in Hisar. In the second phase, the construction work on the 3,300 meter long runway is in its final stages. The work on the airport boundary wall has been completed. For security reasons, watchtowers have been installed in accordance with international standards. To deal with the problem of landing ships in poor visibility conditions, state-of-the-art lighting systems have been installed.

History of the establishment of Hisar airfield

The construction of Hisar airfield, covering an area of ​​194 hectares, began in 1965, was completed in 1967 and became operational in the same year. In 1970–71, a privately managed air service was started on the Delhi-Patiala-Hisar-Delhi route, but it was discontinued after a period of six months due to financial constraints. In 1999, Hisar Aviation Club was merged with Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation. The airport was managed by HICA. Training to fly aircraft was completed here.

A train station is being built below the airport

The project to run a bullet train from Hisar Airport to Delhi was approved by the railway administration in July 2019. Under this scheme, the bullet train will run from Hisar to Delhi in just 90 minutes. This train won’t stop anywhere in between. For this purpose, the station will also be built underground under Hisar Airport so that passengers can be accommodated with complete security arrangements. After the completion of the Hansi-Maham railway line, the possibilities to complete this project have also been strengthened.

Main features of the international airport

– Will be built on 7200 hectares of land. – A runway of 3300 meters will be built. – In the third phase, a second runway will be built next to the main runway. – Air Cargo: Domestic and international cargo aircraft will be able to land. – Separately for freight and trucks etc. Terminal is being built. – There will be separate terminals for domestic and international passengers. – Parking space for 50 aircraft. – The airport will be connected to rail traffic.

What announcements have there been so far?

– Prime Minister Manohar Lal announced the construction of an international airport in Hisar on December 29, 2016. – On May 2, 2017, the site clearance proposal was discussed with the Committee of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation. – On June 30, 2017, the meeting chaired by the Secretary General agreed to transfer the land adjacent to the airport to various departments. – On November 19, 2017, the survey of 4200 acres of land was completed and the land was handed over to the Airport Authority. – Scheduled flights started from September 16, 2019. – Scheduled flights were suspended on October 19, 2019. – On July 26, 2021, Prime Minister Manohar Lal announced that the airport will be named after Maharaja Agrasen. Its name was changed to Maharaja Agrasen International Airport. – In April 2023, Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala had announced that Hisar Airport would become operational from November 1.

This work was carried out in the first phase

– Licensing the runway as a domestic airport to implement the Central Government’s Regional Connectivity UDAN scheme. – The licensing of Hisar Airport as the first DGCA licensed public airport in Haryana was completed on September 27, 2018. – Regional connectivity operations were started under Phase-I in January 2021. – Domestic flights (air taxi) for some time now. – Construction of a 3300 meter runway in progress.

This work was completed in the second phase

– Environmental clearance. – Forest clearance for Phase I. – Land clearance for airport development. This ongoing work in Phase II – Construction of 10,000 feet runway, apron etc. – Land ownership for development of Phase III. .- Master planning of integrated manufacturing clusters and further advances. – Formation of an SPB for development work.

This work will be carried out in the third phase

– Aerospace manufacturing. – Aviation training center and aviation university. – International Airport. – Aerotropolis – commercial and residential.

execution

Work on the runway is almost complete. Phase II work at Maharaja Agrasen Airport is in full swing. Work on the runway is almost complete. The license will be renewed again. After the second phase of work, training to fly aircraft will begin at the airport.

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