anihal-Srinagar road stretch of Jammu-Srinagar Highway will be among 19 other places in the country where emergency landing facilities would be developed to strengthen the country’s security.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that Emergency Landing Facilities will be developed at 19 other places to strengthen the country’s security. The 19 Emergency Landing Facilities will be constructed in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, and Assam.
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These proposed strips would be used for emergency landing for fighter and other jets near the International Border (IB), and the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan, and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
As per reports, the exact locations of these strips will be decided by the Defence Ministry and Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways once the process is finalized in due course of time.
Reports said a total of five such airstrips have been proposed in UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.