Grant all due clearances to IndiGo to start international flights from Chandigarh by June 10, HC directs Centre

The court issued directions to Air India to submit its flight schedule about starting of international combo flights from Chandigarh on the next date of hearing.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 31, 2016 3:16 am
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THE PUNJAB and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Centre to grant all due clearances to IndiGo airlines for starting of international flights from Chandigarh airport by June 10 and told IndiGo airlines to submit its flight schedule within three weeks thereafter.

The court issued directions to Air India to submit its flight schedule about starting of international combo flights from Chandigarh on the next date of hearing. The court also directed the Central ministries, including the Defence Ministry, to convene a meeting for making available all the necessary facilities at the Chandigarh airport, including the CAT-II or CAT-III landing system.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on September 11, 2015, inaugurated the Chandigarh International Airport on which around Rs 1,400 crore had been spent but no international flight is operational from Chandigarh to date.

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During the hearing of the case, secretary of Civil Aviation Ministry and chairman of the Airports Authority of India were also present in the court. The secretary of Civil Aviation Ministry submitted that the ministry was making all-out efforts to start international flights at the earliest from Chandigarh and assured his full cooperation.

Petitioner Mohali Industries Association’s senior counsel Puneet Bali argued that though Air India was ready to start combo international flights from Chandigarh, since it would go trough Delhi, directions should be issued to the authorities that there should not be more time between the connecting flights at Delhi airport. He submitted that as per Air India’s plans, it seemed that there was a long delay at the Delhi airport in connecting flights.

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    Guest
    May 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    I believe its all businesses along the Delhi highway that foresee the money loss that's holding it up ...
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      sanjeev
      Jul 9, 2016 at 6:06 am
      what is happening all, due clearance have been provided to Indigo? Whats the latest status of flight schedule?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;where is the flight schedule plan of Indigo????
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        dp
        May 31, 2016 at 10:25 am
        Its true.. courts in India are running the show..
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          guru
          Jul 22, 2016 at 8:39 am
          Delhi airport officials big connections will waste some more crores of our hard earned money. "Digital India"
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            jais
            Jun 11, 2016 at 1:01 am
            a white elephant ..... all they are proving it.... but in actual ,the GMR lobby have pla their part cuz their businesses gonna be affected big time .... ... govt is completely impotent when it comes to big fishes like GMR or you can say corporate goons ....... they have deprived the w region a wonderful facility at the doorstep .....simply unacceptable ..... raise your voice people ....
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