The Union government has given nod for an international airport at Halwara, 32 km from Ludhiana.

This follows after chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh sent a proposal to the Centre for permitting civilian flights from Halwara Air Force Station as various business associations of Ludhiana had demanded it.

According to a TOI report, a team of officers of Airports Authority of India (AAI) visited Halwara for a survey and also prepared a detailed report on the project, which will be submitted to the Punjab government.

The report further said the Airports Authority of India has also included Halwara in the list of unserved airports under UDAN scheme. In the third round of bidding for regional connectivity scheme (RCS), airlines will be invited to bid for starting operations to and from Halwara.

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