Ajmer airport likely to open by next July

Airlines have evinced interest to operate flights from Mumbai and Delhi

JAIPUR:  The new airport at Kishangarh, which is being developed to cater to the historical city of Ajmer, is likely to be operationalised by July next year for which airlines have evinced interest to operate flights from Mumbai and Delhi.

Located in the biggest marble market of Kishangarh, the airport building’s construction work is most likely to complete in December after which the process for DGCA approval to commission the airport will begin and inspection by teams of air safety directorate will take place, Airport in-charge Sanjeev Jindal told PTI.

He said nearly 85 per cent of the civil and electrical work of the terminal building, which will have a capacity to handle 200 passengers at a time, has been completed and the 2000 meter long runway has also been constructed.

441 acres of land was handed over for the project in 2013 but possession of 69 acre of land is still pending due to compensation issue to be handled by the state government.

Due to the problem of acquisition of the 69 acre land, four km long boundary wall and other important works are still pending.

“Series of meetings took place with the state government and the district administration to resolve the issue and hopefully the piece of the land will be handed over in coming days,” he said.


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