Lack of funds stall airstrip development

There’s still some time before the state-owned airstrips in Jharkhand can don a new and improved avatar.

“We have drawn the plans to develop six airstrips. The estimates are also ready, but bureaucratic problem is causing the delay,” said civil aviation secretary Sajal Chakravarty.

Some of the 20-odd airstrips in the state are covered with thick bushes, so much so that they are hardly visible to the pilots. The ambitious proposal of revamping six of the 20 airstrips has been put on hold due to acute shortage of funds.

Full report here Times of India 


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