Saturday, September 05, 2015

Airport partial closure: Protest on Sept. 8

Kozhikode: The trade and industry in Kozhikode are up in arms over the situation at the Calicut Airport in Karipur, suspecting moves to undermine the value the region attaches to the airport, and gradually shut it down.

The Calicut Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced a satyagraha for September 8 at Mananchira. The Malabar Development Forum would also join the chamber in leading the protest, a press release from the chamber said on Saturday.

Honorary secretary of the chamber Abdullah Maliyekkal said in the release that the protest was aimed at pressurising the authorities concerned to speed up the re-carpeting of the runway so that the flights that were withdrawn could be restored. The chamber also expressed anguish over the shifting of the Haj camps to Nedumbassery, stating that this inconvenienced pilgrims from the Malabar region.
06/09/15 The Hindu

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