Punjab Cabinet approves Mohali International Airport project

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Chandigarh, Jan 2 (UNI) The Punjab Cabinet under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave its formal approval to the setting up of an international airport at Mohali.

Stating this here today a spokesman of the Punjab government said that the cabinet also approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) on January 4.

The Cabinet also gave its approval to the Housing and Urban Development Department to arrange funds for the acquisition of 300 acres of land and any other allied expenditure beyond the scope of the cost of the land acquisition through its agencies GMADA, Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) and Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority GLADA.

The spokesman said that the State Home department would provide peripheral security and anti hijacking squad. All the notifications for acquisition of land would be issued by the Department of Civil Aviation.

The Cabinet also approved the annual administrative report for the department of Labour for the year 2005 and Department of Soil and Water Conservation for the year 2006-07.

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