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Emergency Landing Facility work on four-lane highway commence in Dibrugarh

ByRajib Dutta

Jan 21, 2023 ,

Work on the Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) for fighter jets and aircrafts commenced on the under construction NH-37 four-lane highway began at Moran in Dibrugarh district from Friday. Moran legislator Chakradhar Gogoi and Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu initiated the commencement of work in a small ceremony held at the site which is located 40-km away from Dibrugarh town in Khatkhati area of Moran.

The emergency landing facility is being constructed on a 3.5-km stretch of the four-lane highway. An NHIDCL official said that fighter jets and aircrafts like Sukhois, Tejas, Hercules, AN-32  among others will be able to use the airstrip during emergencies. In case of an emergency the highway stretches will be blocked and put to use for exclusive landing of aircraft. The NHIDCL official said that the emergency landing facility can be used for strategic purposes as well as for rescue and relief operations during natural calamities.

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