Jhansi Airport

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Jhansi Airport

झाँसी हवाईअड्डा AAC insignia.jpg

Army Aviation Corps
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorIndian Army
LocationJhansi
Elevation AMSL801 ft / 244 m
Coordinates25°29′24″N 078°33′34″E / 25.49000°N 78.55944°E / 25.49000; 78.55944Coordinates: 25°29′24″N 078°33′34″E / 25.49000°N 78.55944°E / 25.49000; 78.55944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 3,630 1,106 Asphalt

Jhansi Airport (ICAO: VIJN) is an upcoming airport,[1] currently used as a military airstrip situated in Jhansi city in the Bundelkhand region of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, run by the Army Aviation Corps. Airport is developing by upgrading the existing government airstrip.[2][3] Efforts are on to have a civil enclave at the airport. The airport covers an area of 198 acres.[4]

History[edit]

Jhansi airport was handed over by the DGCA to the National Airports Authority in 1986. The airport was then handed over for maintenance to the UP Government. In 1990, the State Government handed over the air field to the Indian Army.[5]

Extension plan[edit]

The Uttar Pradesh government has prepared a blueprint to expand and develop Jhansi airport to open up the backward Bundelkhand region for tourism. Its development as a civil airport would facilitate easy access to Khajuraho (150 km away in Madhya Pradesh) and boost to tourism in and around Jhansi, which is the nerve centre of Bundelkhand. The airstrip has existed from the British days and is largely used for military purposes. the clearances for development of the airstrip into a full-fledged airport has been given by highest level in the state. Through Reigional connectivity scheme soon a Jhansi-Lucknow flight will start.[6]

Lucknow-Jhansi route was selected under UDAN 2,but flight operations have not commenced yet. Jhansi-Agra and Jhansi-Khajuraho routes have been suggested for UDAN 3 by the government. There are also demands to connect Jhansi to Delhi and Jhansi to Mumbai via Indore.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cadup.gov.in/devofairport.htm
  2. ^ http://shasanadesh.up.nic.in/GO/ViewGOPDF_list_user.aspx?id1=MTE1IzYjMSMyMDE4
  3. ^ http://cadup.gov.in/devofairport.htm
  4. ^ "Govt has set norms for attracting FDI for development of airports: Ajit Singh to LS". Business Standard. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Ajit Singh seeks Meerut Airport for AAI". Business Standard. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Uttar Pradesh plans to develop Jhansi airport". www.igovernment.in. 1 April 2011. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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