Cabinet approves new Heathrow runway plan; Indian community hails decision


AFTER years of delays and oppositions, the government is finally going ahead with the plan to build a third runway at Heathrow, and the sizable Indian community in west London is ecstatic. This third runway is expected to create tens of thousands of new jobs and members of the Indian community say this decision will provide a much-needed boost to west London’s economy. The £14-billion runway, expected to be completed by 2026, will be privately funded. The project had faced stiff opposition from several MPs because it involved flattening at least three villages around Heathrow. But Harsev Bains of the Indian…

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