Centre seeks 50 acres of land for civilian enclave at Bamrauli airport
According to an official statement issued by the ministry in New Delhi on Thursday, Singh has said in the letter that the AAI has already carried out a preliminary study of the surroundings towards the south side of the existing airfield. The airfield is currently being used by the Indian Air Force (IAF). Singh said in the letter that the matter has been discussed with the IAF also.
District Magistrate (Allahabad) Raj Shekhar said: “The civil aviation department had requested us for the transfer of land for a new civilian terminal at Bamrauli airport. A couple of meetings were held in this regard. The IAF was of the view that it would not be able to part with land within its jurisdiction, as it has already been developed. Therefore, we may have to go for acquisition of land from private persons. This is where things stand. As we get a formal communication, the issue will be taken further.”
The letter further said that if there was any difficulty in acquisition and transfer of identified land, an alternative location having an area of 50 acres may be acquired and handed over to the AAI at the
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