While inspecting the construction at Indian Air Force Station Halwara International Airport in Ludhiana, the Punjab Cabinet Minister, Harbhajan Singh ETO, claimed it will likely be completed by July. However, civil works to the tune of ₹46.91 crores, including a taxiway, apron, internal roads, campus lighting interim airport, estate public health services, terminal building, substation, parking, and the toilet block, have already begun.
This airport is an ambitious project of the Chief Minister, Bhagwant Mann, who inspected the construction in January this year and asked for expediting the work. The government strives to begin the flights as soon as possible as the airport is expected to boost the local industries in Ludhiana and adjoining regions. The airport will have a runway to accommodate a wide-bodied aircraft.
Punjab Vidhan Sabha passed a resolution requesting the Centre to name the airport at Halwara as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Airport.