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New Delhi, Sep 9 : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a day-long visit to Rajasthan’s Barmer district, where he will inaugurate emergency landing facility on National Highway 925A today.
Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will also be present at the event.
The NHAI had developed an around 3 km long section of Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925A as an Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) for the Indian Air Force, which is part of newly developed Two lane paved shoulder of Gagariya-Bakhasar and Satta-Gandhav Section under ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’.
In October 2017, fighter jets and transport planes of the IAF had conducted mock landings on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway to show that such highways can be used by the IAF planes for landing in case of an emergency.
Mr Singh will also attend the induction ceremony of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile at Jaisalmer.