NEW DELHI, JAN 16: The Centeral government has given nod to establishment of an Airstrip in Kishtwar to enhance air connectivity in the district. The much awaited Kishtwar Airstrip aimed at ensuring regional connectivity on subsidized rates has got approval here today at a high level meeting held in this regard in the national capital. Chaired by MoS in Prime Minister’s office, Dr Jitendra Singh, the meeting was attended by Union Minister of State for Defense, Dr. Subash Bhamre, Minister of State for Transport J&K, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary Defense, Chief Secretary J&K B.B Vyas, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari (through video conference) besides top officials from the Army and Aviation. In a telephonic message, Sunil Sharma expressed gratitude to the Union Government especially Dr. Jitender Singh for sanctioning of this prestigious project which would prove to be a boon for the people. He said that this project is like a long cherished dream come true. He informed that many of the airports identified for Phase-II of Regional Connectivity scheme (RCS) Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) are currently being used by the Air Force and army such as Daporijo, Yinghong, Ziro, Pasighat, Along, Tuting and Walong in Arunachal Pradesh, and Kishtwar and Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir.