Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Sabeya airport is part of UDAN scheme: Gopalganj MP Alok Kumar Suman

Patna: The Sabeya airstrip at Hathua in Gopalganj district is part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme-UDAN as an ‘unserved airport’. A letter in this regard was issued to JD(U) MP Alok Kumar Suman by former Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on July 2.

Earlier, the Gopalganj MP had requested Puri to begin flight operations from the Sabeya airstrip under the UDAN scheme.

Suman told this newspaper over the phone from New Delhi on Monday that the airstrip in Gopalganj was last used in 1968. “I will talk to the officials concerned for upgradation and renovation of the Sabeya airstrip so that commercial flight operations can begin soon,” he added.

According to Puri’s letter, no airline has submitted a proposal to operate commercial flights from Gopalganj yet.

Suman said, “As soon as some airlines show interest in launching flights from the Sabeya airstrip under the UDAN scheme, a civil enclave will be developed there. International flights may also operate from there in future.”

13/07/21 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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