Srinagar-Banihal NH stretch to double up as landing strip for fighter jets

The government has identified a stretch of the Srinagar-Banihal highway to convert into an emergency landing strip for fighter jets and has invited proposals from consultants for the project, people aware of the development said.

The project—the first in Jammu & Kashmir—is among the 13 emergency landing strips planned by the government on highways across the country.  The Srinagar-Banihal highway landing strip will be 3.5-km long and can be constructed in eight months at a  ost of nearly Rs 119 crore, the persons cited earlier said.

This highway is part of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. In February, a terrorist had rammed his explosivesladen car into a CRPF convoy on this section of the highway at Lethpora, near Pulwama   Read More

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