As the court was angry over the lack of action in the matter related to the encroachment, it asked Assistant General of India Chetan Mittal regarding his earlier statement that Punjab had earned Rs 10,000 crore because of the airport.
The DMRC, under its head, Planning Parameters, stated that proper signage is to be provided on both the entries and also in between to pre-warn the drivers about the maximum speed allowed on this road connectivity.
The total length of this road connectivity is 6.41 km, including approaches and clover leaves. Out of this, 3.458 km is at grade (means main road), 1.88 km is underground (tunnel) and 1.072 km elevated.
“Carrying gold without declaring comes under act of smuggling. No person is coming forward because the entire racket is operated by gangs. Even if they come to claim it, they will face the law,” said a DRI official.
A senior DRI official told Chandigarh Newsline that acting on a prior input, a DRI team caught a person who was carrying gold with him. The passenger, sources said, was acting as a courier and had travelled to Bangkok last week. The gold was hidden inside his rectum.
There have been no flights on Sundays since last October after the watch hours were curtailed due to runway upgradation work. The Indian Air Force (IAF) which manages the runway has already communicated to airlines operators and CHIAL that starting from June 4, the runway watch hours will be changed.