The stretch of national highway connecting Tinsukia with Mohanbari in upper Assam has been identified by the Centre for developing it into an emergency aircraft landing strip for the Indian Airforce fighter aircrafts.
The Tinsukia-Mohanbari highway is among the 12 national highways that have been identified by the Centre for this purpose.
The Tinsukia-Mohanbari highway traverses through the IAF’s Chabua Air Force station.
On the other hand, four other roads in Assam have also been identified for landing IAF aircrafts during emergency situations.
The four other strips that have been identified are: Jorhat-Baraghat road, Bagdogra-Hashimara road, Hashimara-Tezpur route and Hashimara-Guwahati road.
The other places in India which are going to be developed for emergency landing of aircrafts are the Phalodi-Jaisalmer road and Barmer-Jaisalmer road in Rajasthan, Kharagpur-Balasore road in West Bengal, Kharagpur-Keonjhar road and near PanagarhKKD, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and on Puducherry road, in Andhra Pradesh on Nellore–Ongole road and Ongole–Chilakaluripet road, Mandi Dabwali to Odhan road in Haryana, near Sangrur in Punjab, on Bhuj-Naliya road and on Surat-Baroda road in Gujarat, in Jammu and Kashmir in the Banihal-Srinagar road and Leh/Nyoma area.