Saturday, March 18, 2017

Centre wants to revive air services from Puducherry

Puducherry: The Union government has proposed to revive air services from the Union territory of Puducherry and connect the former French town with Hyderabad, Tirupathi, Chennai, Salem, Bangalore and Coimbatore, said chief minister V Narayanasamy.
The proposal was revealed by the Union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati to Narayanasamy, who called on him along with health and family welfare minister Malladi Krishna Rao and chief secretary Manoj Parida in New Delhi.
Narayanasamy while quoting the Union minister said SpiceJet has come forward to launch air services connecting Puducherry and Hyderabad via Tirupathi while Odisha aviation private limited has proposed to connect Chennai and Bangalore via Puducherry and Salem. Indian Airlines proposed to connect Puducherry and Coimbatore by air, he said.
The Union minister also assured that the ministry will initiate all efforts to assist Puducherry in securing land from Tamil Nadu for extending the runway of Puducherry airport.
18/03/17 Times of India