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Jammu Airport Expansion: Div Com assesses status of land acquisition

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Directs to initiate work of terminal 1 on already available space

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar on Thursday carried out an on-site inspection of land acquisition for the expansion of Jammu Airport, with a special focus on the Animal Husbandry buildings area in Belicharana.

The Div Com assessed the progress of land acquisition and addressed related issues.

It was revealed during the inspection that the land acquisition process is nearing completion, with only a few patches of land, with structures and office buildings belonging to Animal Husbandry in Belicharana, yet to be transferred to the authorities.

As per the Authorities, a total of 22 structures have already been vacated by the Animal Husbandry department to facilitate the early start of work.

In response to this positive development, the Divisional Commissioner directed the Director Airport Authority Jammu to commence construction work on the Terminal 1 building, as the necessary land for the same has already been provided.

Additionally, the Divisional Commissioner issued instructions to the Director of Animal Husbandry to expedite the construction of alternative buildings in designated areas such as Nagrota, Marh and Chatha. This strategic move aims to expedite the transfer of the remaining land to the Airport Authority, facilitating the timely initiation of the project.

Furthermore, the Divisional Commissioner emphasized the need to resolve the issues surrounding the allotted land for the approach road. The resolution is crucial to ensure the smooth and prompt completion of the relocation of Animal Husbandry buildings.

The meeting Div Com was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Sachin Kumar Vaishya; Director Animal Husbandry, Shubhra Sharma; ADC Jammu, Harvinder Singh; Director Airport, S K Garg and other concerned officers.

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