New Delhi: Haryana has asked the Civil Aviation ministry to clear its proposal for building a greenfield cargo airport for international operations at Meham in Rohtak district.

The proposal, sent by the state through Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), came up for discussion during Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's meeting with Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh here on Friday.

An area of about 2,770 acres has already been identified for the project and the land would be purchased from private parties.

The state government said the displacement of population would be assessed and taken care of as per Haryana's Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) Policy.

 Hooda was told that the proposal has been examined in the Ministry of Civil Aviation in consultation with Airports Authority of India and Directorate General of Civil Aviation for grant of site clearance and has been recommended by both the organizations.

Hooda also underlined the need for having civil airports in Karnal and Hisar and offered to provide land for these projects.

Ajit Singh assured Hooda that the Centre would consider the state's request positively and asked the Airport Authority of India to send a team for conducting a land survey in collaboration with state officials.


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