Shimla, Dec. 18 – Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri at New Delhi today.
Chief Minister requested the Minister to expedite the radar survey of Greenfield Airport at Nagchala in district Mandi. He said that the proposed airport would go a long way in promoting high and tourism in the State besides serving as a base for the Air Force in case of requirement.
He also requested to complete all survey formalities at the earliest besides providing financial assistance to State Government for moving ahead.
Chief Minister also requested for expansion of the runways of Shimla and Gaggal airports besides resuming air services at Shimla airport.
The Union Minister directed the officers of the Airports Authority of India to expedite the process.