Kishtwar to get full-fledged Airport facility: Dr Jitendra


NEW DELHI: In a major leap forward, Kishtwar will soon get a full-fledged Airport facility with provision for Aircraft landing and taking off, for which, an upgraded Airstrip will accordingly be constructed adjacent to the Chaugan ground in the city.
This was disclosed here by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh, after presiding over a joint meeting of senior officers of J&K State Government and Defence Forces to sort out the nitty-gritties and other related aspects of the issue.
The meeting was arranged by MoS Defence Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre and also attended by Sunil Sharma, Minister of State (Incharge) Transport, Jammu and Kashmir.
The State Government was represented by Chief Secretary Bharat Bhushan Vyas and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rohit Kansal through video conferencing, while those present at the meeting included Dheeraj Gupta Principal Secretary (Coordination) Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Mandeep Bhandari former Divisional Commissioner Jammu and Angrez Singh Rana, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar. Defence Forces were represented by Major General TV Seha ADG, Brigadier Rahul R Singh DDG, Bridgediar Rohan Anand, Col. Gaurav Sanan, Lt. Col. P M Singh, ADG K J S Chauhan, ADG GS Rajeswaran and DEO Udhampur V K Bhatia.