Do survey soon for airport expansion: Collector Rajat Bansal gave instructions

Jagdalpur, 05 January 2021: After successfully operating the air travel service in Jagdalpur, The Airport here will now be expanded keeping in mind the requirements of the next 20 years. Collector Shri Rajat Bansal instructed to expedite the work of survey for the expansion of the airport, Collector Shri Rajat Bansal.
            In the meeting held at the airport on Tuesday, Collector Bansal said that now air travel facility is being provided successfully in Jagdalpur. In this, the construction of the airport was an important stop, for which all the officers worked tirelessly. He said that the airport in Jagdalpur has benefited not only the Bastar district but the passengers of the entire division and after successful operation of the air journey here, now not only Bastar district but the entire divisional people have hoped that the services of air travel here Will expand. He called the expansion of this airport located in Bastar Division Headquarters as necessary to start maximum air travel. He instructed to start survey work for the expansion of Jagdalpur Airport through the experts of airport construction at the earliest. He said that the airport will be expanded keeping in mind the requirements of the next 20 years.
The Collector also stressed on financial strengthening of the airport. He stressed the need for airport management to function as an independent entity. In addition to showcasing the rich handicrafts of Bastar at the airport, instructions were also given to allot shop for sale of handicrafts here. He said that the sale of materials like Bell Metal, Bronze Crafts, Iron Crafts, Wood Crafts, Bamboo Crafts, Sisal Crafts, Soil Crafts, Kosa Textiles etc. will also provide employment opportunities to the crafts artists of Bastar. He reviewed the progress of maintenance and construction of the airport and gave necessary instructions.
Superintendent of Police Mr. Deepak Jha, Additional Collector Mr. Arvind Ekka, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Mr. Prem Patel, Public Works Department Executive Engineer Mr. Rajiv Batra, Airport Director Mr. Bhowmik and officials of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.