Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday shot off a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh asking him to immediately start international flights from Chandigarh airport as passengers from northern states were left with no option but to travel Delhi.
In the letter,Badal reiterated his request to direct Air India and other Airlines to start international flights from Chandigarh.
Badal wrote that the air connectivity from Chandigarh has become all the more important now because of the upcoming International Airport at Mohali.
For want of any International flights from Mohali and Chandigarh daily,a large number of passengers from the northern states were left with no other option but to travel Delhi for boarding these flights,which was not only causing undue harassment to them but also resulting in huge wastage of time,Badal said.
He demanded immediate international flights to be made operational from Chandigarh otherwise the entire purpose of incurring huge expenditure on the prestigious airport would be defeated if national carrier Air India failed to operate from here on overseas routes.
Badal also appealed the Union Minister to start direct flights from Amritsar and Chandigarh to Nanded in Maharashtra for pilgrims who want to pay obeisance at Sri Hazur Sahib.