Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Can HAL airport fly again under centre’s UDAN?

The recently launched Ude Desh Ka Aam Aadmi (UDAN) scheme has offered hope for the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) airport to once again start commercial flight operations. The airport has stayed closed for commercial operations since May 2008.

A meeting was conveyed by the Airports Authority India (AAI), and its senior officers inspected the HAL terminal building and civil enclave for the feasibility of reopening it for commercial flights.

The officers inspected the terminal building and discussed the various minimum required facilities for operationalisation of the terminal building. “Instructions were issued to clean up the terminal building and the city side area and it has already been taken up by the staff concerned,” an officer said.

Further orders were issued to check all electrical fixtures, air-conditioning system, and conveyer system for making it feasible for repairing and operationalising the systems.

The Communication Navigation and Surveillance requirement for operationalisation of the terminal include – one public address system, two x-ray baggage inspection screening systems, four door frame metal detectors, 30 hand-held metal detectors, CCTV, and flight information display systems.

Besides, it was also proposed that the existing passenger baggage trolleys should be repaired and deployed.
09/05/17 Hemanth C S/Bangalore Mirror

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