Haryana sets ball rolling for integrated aviation hub

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Chandigarh | Published: February 17, 2017 8:31:19 PM

To scale up aviation infrastructure and develop existing civilian airfields, the Haryana government has invited global expression of interest for development of an integrated aviation hub in Hisar.

The ambitious project will include passenger airport, fixed base operation, maintenance, repair and Overhaul (MRO), cargo, defence manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, aviation training centre, aviation university, aerotropolis – commercial and aerotropolis – residential. (Reuters)The ambitious project will include passenger airport, fixed base operation, maintenance, repair and Overhaul (MRO), cargo, defence manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, aviation training centre, aviation university, aerotropolis – commercial and aerotropolis – residential. (Reuters)

To scale up aviation infrastructure and develop existing civilian airfields, the Haryana government has invited global expression of interest for development of an integrated aviation hub in Hisar. Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that the hub would be developed through private participation on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis. The ambitious project will include passenger airport, fixed base operation, maintenance, repair and Overhaul (MRO), cargo, defence manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, aviation training centre, aviation university, aerotropolis – commercial and aerotropolis – residential.

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He said that these facilities would propel the economic growth of the state in general and the region, in particular. He said the project is intended to be developed through a participation from Indian and overseas companies either as a single entity or as a consortium over 30 years. A government-owned land measuring about 3,000 acres adjoining the Hisar airfield has been earmarked for the project. The spokesperson added that suitable applicants will be short-listed for participation in the bid stage, and then awarding the project through an open international competitive bidding process in accordance with the prescribed procedure.

Applicants can be a single business entity or a consortium, with a maximum of two members in the consortium.

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