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Hisar airport project reviewed

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (UNI) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister and Civil Aviation Minister Dushyant Chautala, reviewed Hisar airport project with the officials of the department on Wednesday.
He said that he has held discussion with the Chief Minister Manohar Lal and also had recently met Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to get international recognition for the Hisar airport.
In the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary of the department Devender Singh apprised the Deputy Chief Minister that expansion of the airport is to be done in three phases. In the first phase the length of the runway will be increased from 3,600 feet to 4,200 feet and it will be further increased to 12,000 feet.
He said that the Haryana Government has already requested the Central Government to set up Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) hub for the service of Air Force and Army aircraft and helicopters at Hisar Airport. It was informed that about 3 thousand acres of government land are available in Hisar. Apart from this, Hisar is about 160 kilometers from Delhi and is connected to the national capital via National Highway 10.
Mr Devender Singh informed that Spice Jet has signed an MoU with Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology to run a flying school in Hisar and Spice Jet flying training will be provided free of cost to two girls of Haryana. Apart from this 50 percent concession will be given in the tuition fee to the State Youth.
He said that with the installation of Instrumental Landing System in the third phase, the facility of flying airplanes will be available at night and international flight facility will also be available in Hisar.
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