GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1608
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 2nd JANUARY 2018
STATUS OF SHRADDHANJALI STHAL NEAR IGI TERMINAL – 3
1608. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:
(a) The status of the Shraddhanjali Sthal constructed near the cargo terminal of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Terminal – 3;
(b) Whether the mortal remains of Armed Forces martyrs are being received and homage ceremonies are being conducted at the Shraddhanjali Sthal;
(c) If so, the reasons for the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), for barring the Armed Forces from holding homage ceremonies at the Shraddhanjali Sthal;
(d) The steps taken to resolve the issues; and
(e) Timeline by when access to the Shraddhanjali Sthal will be given to Armed Forces to receive mortal remains of martyrs and conduct homage ceremonies there?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
(Shri Jayant Sinha)
(a) Delhi International Airport Pvt.Ltd. (DIAL) has allotted a land measuring 625 sq. mt. at Delhi airport, to Indian Army for construction of Shraddhanjali Sthal and Ministry of Defence has constructed Shraddhanjali Sthal thereon.
(b) to (e) As the area earmarked for the Samadhi is not in accordance with Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)’s circular No. 02/2008 and 21/2009, permission for homage ceremony has not been granted. However, BCAS has no objection to construct Samadhi Sthal towards land side.