Now catch domestic flights from Hindon Air Force Station
Ghaziabad: Domestic flights to eight places will now be available from Hindon Air Force Station as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated a civil terminal at the Air Force Station enabling people to travel places such as Nasik, Jaisalmer, Kannur, Jamnagar, Faizabad, Pitthoragarh and others.
According to a senior officer of Airports Authority of India (AAI), the civil terminal at Hindon is built at a cost of Rs 45.2 crore in an area of 3,500 square metres. The new terminal under UDAN (Ude desk ka aam nagrik) scheme, will include the routes undertaken by low cost carriers, including Lucknow-Hindon-Kolkata-Jorhat; Hindon-Bhopal-Ozar (Nashik); Hindon-Jaisalmer-Udaipur; Hindon-Gorakhpur-Allahabad; Hindon-Allahabad-Kolkata; Hindon-Kannur; Ozar-Hindon and Tirupati-Hubli-Hindon. Most of these new flights will be operated by IndiGo and other budget flights.
Addressing public on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that unlike previous government, the smart city Ghaziabad is now appreciated with 3Cs, which includes Connectivity, Cleanliness and Capital.
"Today the smart city Ghaziabad has marked its achievements in terms of connectivity, be it road, railways or air. The eastern peripheral expressway surrounding the city, civil terminal at Hindon Air Force Station and the extension of metro corridor to the heart of city, have boosted connectivity in all means. Apart from this, the city has also made tremendous achievements in terms of cleanliness as it has secured the 13th position in the national rankings of the Swachh Survekshan, 2019, improving itself from its ranking from last year, when the city had the 351st position nationally," said prime minister Modi.
The PM also launched several other key infrastructure projects which are aimed to curb menace of traffic and boost connectivity in the region.
"Traffic congestion in peak hours is a big problem in cities of NCR region while we have put in efforts to overcome the menace of traffic. Today, we have laid foundation stone for the construction of Northern Peripheral master plan road and Outer Ring Road in Ghaziabad which are aimed not only to end traffic woes in the city but for those who are travelling to Delhi can skip entering Ghaziabad using the new road. Also we have implemented a much smarter and hi-tech traffic management system, Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS), in the city which will enable a smarter traffic management system," added Modi.
Among the other projects were Foot Over Bridge at Wazirabad road over Bhopura roundabout, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore, severage management system at Avantika Extension and joining of sewerage lines in Raj Nagar Extension, Kanha Gaushala at Nandipark area.