IAF’s Emergency landing facility: All you want to know | India News – Times of India

NEW DEHLI: Union ministers Rajnath Singh together with Nitin Gadkari will at present inaugurate an Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) for Indian Air Force planes on the Gandhav Bhakasa part of Barmer in Rajasthan.
Here is all you want to know concerning the ELF, which is a strategic increase to the Western sector and an efficient backup runaway for a conflict like scenario.
* Situated close to the India-Pakistan border, this facility has been developed below the Bharatmala Project in Barmer district on National Highway-925A, some 40 km from Pakistan.
* It is 3-km lengthy and 33-metre extensive. Parking amenities have been created on either side to be certain that planes will be stationed there. The building work had began in July 2019 and it was accomplished in January 2021.
* NHAI had developed a 3km part of Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925A which is an element of the newly-developed two-lane paved shoulder of Gagariya-Bakhasar and Satta-Gandhav part.
* While IAF has landed plane on nationwide highways beforehand, together with the Yamuna Expressway, that is the primary time that NHAI has developed a strip retaining in thoughts the requirement for a landing facility on which transporter plane can even find a way to land for the primary time on a NH, aside from fighter jets.
* The ELF was constructed in a time span of 19 months. It is 196.97km lengthy and was constructed at a price of Rs 765.52 crore below the Bharatmala Pariyojana.
* Apart from the ELF, three helipads of dimension 100X30 mt have been constructed in Kundanpura, Singhania and Bakhasar villages, which would be the foundation for strengthening the defence forces and safety community on the western worldwide border of the nation.
* In regular days, the sphere shall be used for uninterrupted visitors, however when Air Force would require it for its actions, the service highway shall be utilized by solely by it.

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