IIOJK to lose 122 acres of land to Airports Authority of India

Jammu, November 04 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities will soon hand over 122 acres of land to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to build a state-of-the-art 25,000-square-metre terminal building at the airport in Jammu.

The Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer informed about the development during a meeting to review the progress on demarcation of land for the new terminal. The 122 acres or 974 kanals of land has already been identified and it will soon be handed over to the AAI, officials said.

The runway at the Jammu airport has been expanded and the 30 per cent load penalty has been removed. The divisional commissioner also directed Animal Husbandry officials to immediately shift animals and office buildings to other locations as over 100 acres of the department’s land has been identified for the expansion of the Jammu airport.

The Jammu Deputy Commissioner has been asked to demarcate the land and hand over the same to the airport authorities so that the work can begin.