Monday, February 22, 2016

Campaign on in social media for Dubai flights

Coimbatore: Tired of petitioning Ministers, politicians, and bureaucrats over the years seeking flights from Coimbatore International Airport to Dubai, a few associations have decided to use the social media to press the demand.

Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore (RAAC) and Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Coimbatore (ICCIC) have also decided to make it a poll plank.


“In just a day our petition onwww.change.orgreceived more than 1,000 votes from residents and Coimbatore citizens living elsewhere,” said RAAC secretary R. Raveendran.

He told The Hindu that the petition has also been posted, in various Coimbatore-related websites, Facebook, and Whatsapp groups.

On September 10, 2015, the ICCIC, and the RAAC petitioned Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju during his visit to the city seeking flights to Dubai. They sought inclusion of Coimbatore in the Bilateral Services Agreements (BASA).
22/02/16 MK Ananth/The Hindu
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