Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of New Air Base Gujarat’s Deesa

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in yet another visit to poll bound Gujarat this time laid the foundation stone of a new air base in Gujarat’s Deesa which, after its completion, will reduce the long-pending strategic gap of 355 km between the Bhuj and Uttarlai air bases.

According to the Indian Air Force officials, the land was acquired for the IAF in 1983. The campus presently has a minimal infrastructure in terms of just 20 watch towers and a 22 Km boundary wall.

ANI in its report stated, the development of the station was guided by Lt Gen Harpal Singh the Engineer-in-Chief, which will take place in two stages at an approximate cost of Rs 980 crore, according to the officials.

“In Phase 1, the main runway, parallel taxi track, loop taxi track and fighter sqn dispersal area are coming up. in addition roads and drainage infrastructure will also be made. In phase 2 balance technical infrastructure and domestic accommodation are planned,” the officials said.

“Thus the well-guided project meticulously designed by the MES, with expert guidance from BISAG, IIT Roorkee and CRRI Delhi is most certain to Come up as a model Stn using modern techniques and the latest software like HEC-RAS and HEC GEORAS for planning the project,” they added.

Talking about the technology being used in the construction of the base, the officials said that special technology has helped to effectively and correctly map even the maximal floods that can occur once in twenty years and even inundations or water ingress and the entire station has been given a chain of cross-crossing canals and drains in a manner in which run-off water is well handled.

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