Haryana Government is identifying land measuring about 1500 to 2000 acres between Madina and Julana to set up an International Airport.
This was disclosed by Haryana Industries Minister, Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala while addressing members of Bar association at Jind today.
Madina and Julana are at a distance of about 90 kms and 105 kms respectively from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
The Industries Minister said that the proposed international airport would give boost to the state economy as it is likely to generate revenue to the tune of about 10 million dollars. He said that Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda has taken a number of initiatives to put the state on fast track of development and this effort was another major step in that direction.
The Industries Minister said that the government was trying to create opportunities for employment on the pattern of National Capital Region and to achieve this objective; the efforts would be made to set up private industrial estates in areas where government industrial estates were not functional.
Mr. Surjewala said that the state government has given impetus to the development in Jind. The construction of bypass road was being undertaken with full swing. The pace of construction work of Regional Centre of Kurukshetra University being set up at Jind would be further accelerated, he added.
Later, Mr. Surjewala addressed public meetings in different villages also.