Sunday, August 06, 2017

This winter, flight operations at Chandigarh may be hit

Chandigarh: The flight operations at Chandigarh International Airport in the coming winter is going to be affected badly as no runway lights would be available once work on upgrading the runway begins from October 3.
The information has been shared by the Indian Air Force (IAF) which is managing the Chandigarh International Airport and has now released notice to airmen (NOTAM) for the airport.
On Friday, the Punjab and Haryana Court was informed that the Air Force has already developed a tentative schedule for the running of the airport during the work on carpeting of the runway.
According to NOTAM, from October 3 to October 31, the watch hours will remain from 5 am to 3 pm, while from November 1, the watch hours would be between 5 am and 4 pm. From October 3, there will be no flight operations on Sunday. According to the NOTAM, the airfield lighting system would not be available during the runway work.
06/08/17 Adil Akhzer/Indian Express

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