The Mirage – 2000 aircraft on May 21, made a practice approach on the highway, coming down to a height of 100 mtrs before landing off the next approach. The operations were conducted with support from the government of Uttar Pradesh, Yamuna Expressway Authority, Toll authorities of JP Infratech and police. IAF has plans to activate more such stretches on highways. The IAF has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircraft. A Mirage-2000 aircraft got airborne from one of the IAF bases in Central India.
Make shift Air Traffic Control, safety services, rescue vehicles, bird clearance parties were set up by IAF personnel from Air Force Station Agra. In coordination with the District Magistrate and SP of Agra and Mathura, a tie-up was carried out for activation of the selected stretch.