IAF to conduct trial run to facilitate emergency landing at Bijbahara in Anantnag this evening

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Sukhoi, Tejas likely to participate in the event; Traffic Department issues advisory for alternative route plan

Anantnag, April 01 (CNI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to conduct a trial run of the 3.5 km long emergency landing facility at Bijbahara on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway while security arrangements have been made by the authorities. Elaborate arrangements have been made. Officials said on Monday that radar and other technical equipment, including CCTV, would be deployed and deployed to ensure a smooth experience.

A large number of security forces personnel were deployed near the emergency landing facility between 246.200 km to 249.700 km on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, officials told news agency Current News of India (CNI). As a test run is likely to be conducted by the IAF. “Strong security forces have been deployed in the area besides setting up other technical equipment including radar and CCTV,” Patti said. He said that the clearance work on the highway (strip) has started today.

Health, fire service and other departments are currently on the scene. “The trail run is scheduled for tonight. Traffic will be diverted to the national highway at that time,” officials said, adding that Sukhoi fighter jets and Tejas light fighter jets would take part in the test there is a possibility to take.

Officials said the facility will help during war, floods, NDRF relief operations, airdrop of relief supplies, transportation of stranded people and other emergency needs.

It may be recalled that the construction work on this facility was started in 2020 at a cost of Rs 119 crore. Meanwhile, the traffic department has issued an advisory saying that any heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) on the highway from 4 am on Monday to 7 am on Tuesday should avoid the “high belt route” near Bijbhara.

Permission will not be granted in view of immediate repairs and up-gradation.” Anantnag District of South Kashmir.

“Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) will be diverted to the Old National Highway alignment between Ulstop and Donipora, including Wanpoh, Khanabal, Batango, Padshahi Bagh and Bijbehara. Truck drivers are advised to avoid traffic on April 1 avoid traffic and traveling on the highway.

April 2 (Tuesday) from 4 am (Monday) to 7 am,” the department said in a statement- (CNI)

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