By Vaibhav Agrawal
INR 37.75 crore has been sanctioned by the Rajasthan government regarding expansion work at 10 airstrips in the state.
According to an official statement, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given the approval for funds for several airstrip development works, including airstrip refurbishment, campus wall construction and boundary wall construction.
Of these, INR 4 crore shall be given to increase the height of the boundary wall of the Abu Road (Sirohi) airstrip along with other works there, while INR 14 crore will be reserved to shift the Buddha Mandawar mega highway and Road and construction of a boundary wall for the Kolana (Jhalawar) airstrip.
As much as INR 4.50 crore has been allocated for the Sirohi airstrip, INR 4.60 crore for the Padihara (Churu) airstrip, INR 3.40 crore for the Talwara (Banswara) airstrip, and INR 1.97 crore has been allocated for works at the Phalodi (Jodhpur) airstrip.
The government allocated INR 2 crore each for the Kumher (Bharatpur) airstrip and the Tarapura (Sikar) airstrip, INR 5 lakh for the Hamirgarh (Bhilwara) airstrip and INR 1.23 crore for Sawai Madhopur airstrip.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has been planning to connect more than 50 wildlife and tourism destinations in the upcoming stage of the respective regional connectivity initiative, i.e. Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN).