Stating that weather would be a variable in the completion of work, the AOC added that unseasonal rain, delayed withdrawal of winters and the forecast that monsoons could come this year a week earlier will play a part in the finalisation of the project.
Among the conditions in the clearance letter, addressed to the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC), is one stipulating that all civil flights should be shifted from the Lohegaon airport to the Purandar Aerodrome, once the latter becomes operational.
The IAF officials, who attended the meeting, said the alternate site offered by the state government in Leh has been examined by experts and they are ready to take over if the state government finalises the deal.
Kolkata, Jan 17 (ANI): Sambia Sohrab, son of Trinamool leader Md Sohrab, was produced in a local court in Kolkata for hearing in the hit-and-run case on Sunday. Sohrab allegedly ran over an Air Force drill instructor Gaud with a speeding vehicle during the Republic Day preparations in Kolkata on January 13.