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Badal approves Rs 10 cr for two new aircraft for aero clubs

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Chandigarh: Two new aircraft worth Rs 10 crore were on Tuesday approved by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for Patiala and Amritsar Civil Aviation clubs. Presiding over the first meeting of the Punjab State Civil Aviation Council here, the Chief Minister asked the Civil Aviation department to ensure functioning of Aviation clubs at Patiala and Amritsar on the modern lines and spruce them up with latest equipment in terms of these new aircrafts. Badal also directed the department to undertake renovation and upgradation of the flying club at Ludhiana during the next year. Taking part in the deliberations, the CEO of the Council, APS Virk, apprised Badal that the academic session of the upcoming Punjab State Aeronautical Engineering College (PSAEC) in the premises of existing flying club Patiala, with an intake capacity of 60 students would begin from 2017.

29/09/15 Tribune India

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