Haryana to have 4 flying schools

Tribune News Service

Gurugram, June 29

Haryana is planning to set up four flying schools on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.

The declaration was made by Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala. He also said that they were mulling an aero museum and heliport in Gurugram on the same model.

Dushyant Chautala was chairing a meeting of officials of the Civil Aviation Department. According to him, tenders have been signed for running flying schools in Mahendragarh and Bhiwani on PPP basis. Now, the possibility of running these schools in Karnal and Pinjore are being explored.

“In addition to the establishment of an international aviation center at Hisar, the existing airstrips in the state will be revamped. The improvement of the airstrips of Bachhod and Bhiwani near Narnaul in Mahendragarh district is being undertaken. The possibilities of developing a heliport and aero museum in the proposed Global City along the Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram are being explored.” Dushyant Chautala

Addressing the meeting, Dushyant Chautala said that they were striving to make Haryana a hub of industries in the field of aerospace and defence. For this, an aerospace and defense policy is being prepared.

“The state is a leader in the auto industry and aerospace is the future. So we are paying special attention to it. Right from training schools to set up manufacturing units for industry, we see great opportunity and are working with stakeholders,” he said.

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