Saturday, January 16, 2021

Now, travel from Chandigarh to Hisar in just 45 min

Now, travel from Hisar to Chandigarh in just 45 min! Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar recently flagged off the first flight from Chandigarh to Hisar under the Center’s UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik). The inauguration was attended by the senior officials of Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).

Referring to this, the Chief Minister added that this is for the first time in the country that a small aircraft in the form of air taxi will be used for services.

Khattat added that in the 2nd phase, services for Hisar to Dehradun will be started on January 18, whereas in the 3rd phase, two more routes from Hisar to Dharamshala, and Chandigarh to Dehradun will be added on January 23. He elaborated that the company also plans to include Kullu, Shimla, and more Haryana routes in the coming future.

The flagging off of the small aircraft from Chandigarh to Hisar marks the operationalisation of 54th airport under the UDAN scheme. Reportedly, till date, 54 airports, 307 routes, including 2 water aerodromes, and 5 heliports have been operationalised under the UDAN scheme, as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

16/01/21 Times of India

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