Indian Air force is going to ahead with their plans to highways use for emergency landing to avoid accident. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct an exercise next week where a number of aircraft will land on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, officials said on Wednesday.
According to Defence Ministry officials, the Execution offers will carried out on October 24, and number of fighter and transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force will land and take-off from the highway.
According to sources, the air force and transport department works together to execute this operation also they cleared 12 Highways for similar landing operations, with three of those connecting Maoist-affected areas in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, which also witness vagaries of nature like floods and cyclones almost every year.
The main aim of this operation to improve our force also utilizes public resources. In case or emergency and at the time of war this exercise will work.
In 2016, Minister of Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari had announced the project and the formation of a committee to come up with specifications for highway stretches that can double up as airstrips.