The Air Force authorities have agreed to the Haryana’s demand for direct connectivity of the state to the international airport. Haryana will now have an access to the airport through an underpass on the National Highway-21.
The development is significant as travelling time to reach the international airport from Panchkula side will be reduced by nearly 20 minutes. Currently, the passengers from Haryana side have to go to Mohali side for reaching the airport.
The information was provided to a Division Bench of the High Court. The Bench was told that a consensus on an underpass was reached in a joint meeting of the Indian Air Force, the Airport Authority of India and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana.
Haryana was demanding direct connectivity with the airport through an underpass from NH-21. For the purpose, it had sent a proposal to the Defence Ministry. But following objections from the Air Force authorities on the directions of an underpass, it could not be matured. Taylor Lewan Jersey