Saturday, December 10, 2016

Govt bigwigs to board first civil flight

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate the civil terminal Bathinda airport on December 11 while Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju will preside over the ceremony.
The day will also mark the launch of first civil flight from Delhi to Bathinda of Alliance Air with the Civil Aviation Minister, Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on board.
Giving this information here today, Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said the terminal had been developed at a cost of around Rs 25 crore, using glass and steel to allow maximum use of natural light.
The airport has various passenger facilities such as conveyor belts, baggage area, fire extinguishers and car parking. The terminal has been planned keeping in view its future needs.
A canopy made towards the city area joins the main hall with the rest of the building that gives passengers environment-friendly sitting arrangement.
The Deputy Commissioner said the airport was just 30 km away from the Bathinda railway station and 7 km from National Highway 10 (Bathinda-Malout road).
10/12/16 The Tribune
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