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Civil Aviation

143.

The thrust of the Civil Aviation activities become the VIP's flying/ Flying for the law and order

purpose and relief during flood/ draught/ natural disaster etc. The State Government has taken a policy decision to utilize governmrnt owned airstrips for the purpose of flying training and the training for aircraft maintenance engineering activities through private partner. Some of the important initiatives/ innovative

measures are given below:-

Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar International Airport, Meerut

144.

International

Airstrip

is

proposed

in

western

part

of

the

U.P.

at

Meerut

having

necessary

infrastructure to cater passenger and cargo facilities.Airstrip is located approximately 16 K.M. from Meerut city towards Delhi. A sizeable piece of land measuring 139.14 hectare, in addition to the existing

airstrip has been earmarked for the same. The project is proposed under PPP mode on DBFOT basis.

Taj International Airport & Aviation Hub

145.

This project has been proposed at Jewar near Aligarh. Technical Approval from Ministry of Civil

Aviation, Government of India has been received. The State Government has sent revised proposal with revised traffic estimates and also has formally agreed to accept the Right of First Refusal clause in the

Agreement between Private Promoters of the IGI Airport and Government of India.

Transport

146.

Uttar Pradesh, with a population of over 17 crores, and an area of 2.41 lakh square kilometers

(kms), has a motorable road network of 1,33,000 kms. Road Transport plays a vital role in the economic and social development of the state since buses constitute the main mode of transport for nearly one hundred and fifty crore passengers annually with 5% increase per year. The bus road transport available for the general public in the state is through 7800 buses of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) on 460 notified routes and by over 18000 buses of private operators (POs) on 1290 non-

notified routes. Some of the important initiatives/ innovative measures are given below-

Bus Terminal Management

147.

It is planned to modernize and revamp all bus terminals through PPP so as to provide a quantum

leap in the quality of services to the travelling public. For this, a Transport Bus Terminal Authority, presently a 100% subsidiary of UPSRTC, with all bus terminal assets vested in it, has been proposed. The private bus operators will have full access to the bus terminal services. The Authority is proposed to be privatised. Where existing bus terminals are located at inappropriate or inadequate sites, alternative bus terminals at suitable locations will be created while commercially developing and marketing the existing site. The tenure of the concession shall be a maximum of 35 years. The process for selection of developers

is expected to commence soon.

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