After Yamuna Expressway, Air Force Fighter Jets To Use Tamil Nadu Highway For Crisis Landing

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified three highway stretches in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) regions for emergency landing of fighter aircraft, reports Dipak Dash. The NHAI, which has called for tenders for converting five-km stretches on each of these three highways as airstrips, has planned to complete the construction in the next one year. The Indian Air Force (IAF) had earlier cleared 12 NH stretches that can be developed as emergency landing airstrips for rescue operation teams to reach affected areas easily.

The first three highway stretches for emergency landing of fighter aircraft will come up in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) regions. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has called tenders for converting five-km stretch of each of the three highway stretches as airstrips and the agency targets to complete the construction in the next one year.

ANI

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