Jammu Airport’s extended runway becomes operational

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Earlier, runway was 6700 feet, it is 8000 feet long now, say officials

Jammu, Jan 28: The extended runway at Jammu Airport became operational on Friday, officials said.

Officials told news agency that Indigo Flight 6E-137 was the first flight that traversed through the newly constructed portion and a water cannon salute was given by the Indian Air Force.

The existing runway which was 6700 feet long is extended and the revised stretch of runway is now 8000 feet.

Jammu Airport’s spokesman in a statement to KNO said: “The work was completed by Airports Authority of India in coordination with Indian Air Force and Military Engineering Services (MES).

“On this occasion, Air Commodore G S Bhullar AOC 23rd Wings IAF, Sanjeev Kumar Garg Airport Director AAI and other officials from Airports Authority of India, Indian Air Force, Military Engineering Service, Airlines and Central Industrial Security Force were present,” the statement said.

The spokesman said that in addition to the runway, 2800 meters of Boundary wall and rigid pavement perimeter road was also constructed.

“A Turn Pad designed for Airbus 321 was also constructed under this project,” the statement said.

AOC, IAF hailed the coordination of AAI, MES and IAF for successful completion of this project.

Jammu Airport Director, Sanjeev Kumar Garg thanked all the agencies involved in this project especially the Engineering Team of AAI.

He said the expansion of Airport will be instrumental in the development of Jammu and Kashmir