First Emergency landing strip on highway inaugurated in Barmer Rajasthan
On 9th September 2021, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated India’s first emergency landing strip at Gandhav Bhakasar section on National Highway-925 in Barmer, Rajasthan. the strip will be used by Indian Air Force (IAF) planes. at the inauguration time, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari was also present.
- The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has developed the landing strip at NH-925.
- The landing strip is over a 3 km stretch and cost Rs 43 crore.
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