Kishangarh airport likely to be operational by July 2016
The new airport at Kishangarh, which is likely to be operationalised by July 2017, is being developed to cater to the historical city of Ajmer for which airlines will operate from Mumbai and Delhi.
It is located in the biggest marble market of Kishangarh, the construction work is likely to be completed in December after which the proposal will be put the commission by DGCA, the airport will begin and the inspection by teams of safety by directorate will take place, according to PTI.
441 acres of land was handed over for the project in 2013 but 69 acre of land is still pending due to the compensation issue by state government.
“Series of meeting took place with the state government and the district administration to resolve the issue and hopefully the piece of land will be handed over in the coming days,” Airport in-charge Sanjeev Jindal said.
The project comprises main terminal building which is being constructed to handle small aircraft operation, technical block, fire tower, Air traffic control tower, electric sub-station, rain water harvesting, sewerage treatment plant, horticulture and treatment plant.
“After the construction of infrastructure, approval of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation is required. This has been targeted to receive by July 2017, thereafter the commercial operations will began,” he said.
Apart from this, the airport will be based on a white theme and green cover in the area will be increased and 2000 trees are targeted to be planted in the monsoon season, he further added.
Ajmer, which is visited by lakhs of tourists every year, is 135 kms away from the state capital and the airport is near NH-11 and at a distance of 25 from the city of Ajmer.