After inaugurating the metro corridor he will return to the airbase, where he will launch the civilian flight operations and will then address a public meeting at an adjacent ground, which falls under Sikanderpur village, District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari said.
The one-way fare between Shimla and Chandigarh is for Rs 2,880. The flight would take off from Chandigarh at 10 am, and would reach Shimla at 10:30 am. The flight would then fly back to Chandigarh by 10:55 am.
Currently among the large airlines in India, turbo-prop aircraft are operated by IndiGo, Air India-arm Alliance Air and Jet Airways, which operate ATR airliners and SpiceJet that flies the Bombardier Q400 plane.
"We have invested close to Rs 300 crore on developing Shirdi airport. We are spending as much as Rs 75 crore on the greenfield airport at Amravati. Land is already there and a part of the infrastructure is ready but we need to make it operational," Suresh Kakani.