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Emergency landing strip for IAF planes on Barmer national highway inaugurated, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari attend

Emergency touchdown strip for IAF planes on Barmer nationwide freeway inaugurated, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari attend | Information

Barmer: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated an emergency touchdown strip at Satta-Gandhav stretch on Nationwide Freeway 925 for Indian Air Drive (IAF) planes.
A Hercules C-130J aircraft of the IAF, carrying the 2 ministers and Chief of Defence Workers Bipin Rawat, performed a mock emergency touchdown on the nationwide freeway on Thursday. NH-925 is India’s first nationwide freeway for use for emergency touchdown of IAF plane.
 
#WATCH | C-130J Tremendous Hercules transport plane with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Street Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari & Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria onboard lands at Emergency Area Touchdown on the Nationwide Freeway in Jalore, Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/BmOKmqyC5u
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2021
 
The 2 Union Ministers additionally witnessed a number of plane operations on the emergency touchdown facility (ELF) of NH-295 on Thursday. Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet additionally performed a mock emergency touchdown on the ELF in entrance of the 2 ministers.
 
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Street Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, and Chief of Defence Workers Normal Bipin Rawat attend a programme held on the event of inauguration of Emergency Area Touchdown on the Nationwide Freeway in Jalore, Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/2lLTe7qZVA
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2021
 
An-32 navy transport plane and Mi-17v5 helicopter of the IAF additionally landed on the ELF, displaying its full operational readiness to behave as an auxiliary navy airbase.
 
#WATCH | C-130J Tremendous Hercules transport plane with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Street Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari & Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria onboard lands at Emergency Area Touchdown on the Nationwide Freeway in Jalore, Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/BmOKmqyC5u
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2021
 
The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed the 3-km part of the Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925 as an ELF for the IAF. 
In October 2017, fighter jets and transport planes of the IAF had performed mock landings on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway to indicate that such highways can be utilized by the IAF planes for touchdown in case of an emergency.
The Lucknow-Agra Expressway, which isn’t a nationwide freeway, comes below the Uttar Pradesh authorities. Officers mentioned a complete of 27 different highways, other than the one in Barmer, are being presently studied collectively by the IAF and the NHAI to see if emergency touchdown strips could be developed on them.
The emergency touchdown strip, which was inaugurated on Thursday, is a part of the newly developed two-lane paved shoulder of the Gagariya-Bakhasar and Satta-Gandhav part having a complete size of 196.97 km and costing Rs 765.52 crore below the Bharatmala Pariyojana.
This freeway undertaking will enhance connectivity between villages of Barmer and Jalore districts situated on the worldwide border. Other than the emergency touchdown strip, three helipads (measurement 100×30 metres every) have been constructed in Kundanpura, Singhania and Bakhasar villages below this undertaking, in accordance with the necessities of the IAF and the Indian Military.
The ELF and three helipads have been developed in order to strengthen the safety community on the western worldwide border of the nation. Throughout regular time, the ELF will probably be used for clean circulation of street visitors and in the course of the operations of ELF for the IAF, the service street will probably be used for clean circulation of street visitors.
The ELF was constructed in 19 months. The work commenced in July 2019 and was accomplished in January 2021. The work was carried out by GHV India Pvt Ltd below the supervision of the IAF and the NHAI.
(With Company Inputs)
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