Monday, January 21, 2019

As Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins,Varanasi Airport struggles with air traffic

Varanasi: With its limited infrastructure and parking capacity, the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi is struggling to handle the increased air traffic in the wake of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), which begins today.

"Limited infrastructure is posing to be a challenge. We are minutely observing movement of aircrafts and are deciding where and how to park the incoming flights," said Anil Kumar Roy, Director, Varanasi Airport.

The airport, typically handles 32 to 33 flights daily including international flights with no night operations. In the coming three days many choppers and private planes are also expected to arrive with guests attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, increasing the air traffic load enormously.
"The coming three days will be a challenge for us as both the Prime Minister and the President will be arriving and there will be an increase in the VVIP movement at the airport," he added.
21/01/19 ANI/Business Standard