Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be given 122 acres of land by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration to build a new 25,000 square meter terminal building at the airport in Jammu, according to officials.
Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner of Jammu, informed about the development during a progress review meeting of the demarcation of land for the new terminal. The 122 acres of land has already been identified and will soon be handed over, officials said.
They also said that in a move to relieve the passengers and airlines, the runway at the Jammu airport has been expanded and the 30 per cent load penalty has been removed.
The animal husbandry department has been instructed by the divisional commissioner to immediately shift its animals and office buildings to other locations as over 100 acres of its land has been identified for the expansion project.
The Jammu deputy commissioner has been asked to demarcate the land and will be handing it over to the airport authorities for work to begin. The DC said that land at Nagrota has already been allotted to the animal husbandry department for relocation.
Officials said that the Delhi-Katra expressway will be constructed from Delhi to Katra via Kunjwani and Satwari Chowk to Bhagwati Nagar Fourth Bridge to link it with the Jammu Akhnoor. The divisional commissioner has also reviewed the alignment of the expressway stretch.