Monday, June 19, 2006

UAE Kannadigas seek direct flight to Mangalore

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Kannadigas, through their apex forum, the Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha headed by Dr B R Shetty, have appealed to Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel to announce the introduction of a direct flight from UAE to Mangalore when the Prime Minister kickstarts the ONGC project at Mangalore on June 23.
The United Arab Emirates has a population of about 4.5 million out of which Kannada speaking people constitute 1.5 lakh. A majority of them are from the coastal districts of Mangalore and Udupi. One of their long-standing demands has been the introduction of a flight from the UAE to Mangalore.
18/06/06 DHNS/Bellevision
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