Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Now, fly to Pithoragarh from Doon in 40 minutes

Dehradun: Come Thursday and Uttarakhand will finally make the much-awaited foray into the field of low-cost flight as the first nine-seater fixed-wing aircraft will take off from the state capital's Jolly Grant airport for Pithoragarh airport.
The lost-cost flights will also operate between Dehradun and Chilyanisor, in Uttarkashi district which is over 170 km away.
Secretary, Civil Aviation, R Meenakshi Sundaram said that the plans are afoot to add ten more routes in a phased manner to offer air connectivity between Garhwal and Kumaon regions. "The trial operation was successful on the Dehradun-Pithoragarh route on Tuesday," said Sundaram. The hill capital is 220-km away from Pithoragarh in Kumaon and it takes more than nine hours to cover the distance by road. By flight, people will cover this distance in 40 minutes.
21/12/16 Yogesh Kumar/Times of India
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