In India, for an emergency landing, the air force converted four fast track

© AFP 2018 / Manjunath Capistrello su-30MKI of the Indian air force at the opening ceremony of Aero India 2017 at the Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. Archive photoIn India, for an emergency landing, the air force converted four fast track© 2018 AFP / Manjunath Kiran

The government of India launched a tender for the refurbishment of the 5-kilometer sections on the four highways as runways for military aircraft, writes in the Sunday newspaper Times of India, citing the National Directorate of roads of the country (NHAI).

«Plan of future works will include the construction of technical means for the emergency landing, including new pavement, construction of large and small bridges, culverts, road intersections, interchanges, drains and so on. In addition, the contract includes commitments to eliminate defects for a period of four years», — quotes the edition statement.

It is expected that refitting the four highway will be completed within the next year. The total amount of funds allocated by the government for the implementation of this project amounts to 1.5 billion rupees (approximately 23.5 million). According to the Department, the modifications will affect the highways in the States of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Union territory of Pondicherry.

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