Fliers harassed at Sahnewal airport

LUDHIANA: Passengers were harassed as the flight at Sahnewal had to be cancelled as it arrived late on Monday and couldn’t take off before sunset.

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Ludhiana, August 28

Passengers were harassed as the flight at Sahnewal had to be cancelled as it arrived late on Monday and couldn’t take off before sunset.

The flight reached at 6:31 pm while the sunset time was 6:57 pm. The passengers could not board the plan before sunset and the flight was cancelled at the last minute. Many passengers had connected flights to other places.

On Tuesday also, the flight reached around 5 pm against its scheduled time of 3:55 pm. It departed at 5:25 pm.

Director of Sahnewal Airport AN Sharma said the flight got delayed on Tuesday. “It is not a routine. Rarely do flights get delayed. We have to see the safety of passengers first and only then we let the flight take off,” he said.

During his recent visit to the city, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said there was a visibility problem at the Sahnewal airport and it could not be expanded further. The Chief Minister had announced that Halwara Airport would soon be started for civilians. The local residents are eagerly waiting for civil flights to take off from Halwara.