In a letter to Raju, he has sought his intervention in the matter. Yadav has said AAI presented an action plan to the state government in 2013 to develop new airports, besides some existing ones, an official spokesperson said here today.

Yadav said the state was asked to provide land free of cost for the implementation of these projects. The state agreed to give airstrips at Meerut, Moradabad and Faizabad for developing airports around them for which and additional land was made available.

The government also agreed to provide land for construction of civil enclave at Indian Air Force stations at Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur Nagar and Bareilly, the Chief Minister said in his letter.

A separate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the state government and AAI for these seven projects. While AAI started work on Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur Nagar and Bareilly projects it refused to undertake three other projects claiming these were not financially viable.

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