Emergency Landing Airstrip on National Highway in Rajasthan’s Barmer Inaugurated

Indian Air Force

New Delhi: An airstrip for fighter aircraft on national highway in Rajasthan’s Barmer was inaugurated September 6. This would be the first  facility on a national highway for emergency landing or take-off of military planes.

The Indian Air Force will get a new emergency airstrip developed on the national highway in Rajasthan’s Barmer which will be activated on September Eight with the landing of defence planes.

“Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari would be visiting Barmer along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for the activation of the first airstrip to have been developed on a national highway,” transport ministry officials said.

The road strip prepared for the military aircraft is located in Barmer and the National Highways Authority of India officials have constructed each and every part of the facility in close coordination with Air Force officials, they said.

The Agra-Lucknow expressway under the Uttar Pradesh government also has such an airstrip where fighter jets have already landed and taken off in military drills.

The air strip in Barmer district would be the first such facility on a national highway.