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Posted at: Apr 8, 2018, 2:03 AM; last updated: Apr 8, 2018, 2:03 AM (IST)

Flights from Adampur to start on May 1

Top admn, police officials review arrangements; flight bookings to start on April 14
Flights from Adampur to start on May 1
Administration and police officials oversee the arrangements at the Adampur airport near Jalandhar on Saturday. A Tribune Photograph

Tribune News Service

Adampur (Jalandhar), April 7

Flights from the Adampur airport will start on May 1 as private carrier Spice Jet will start the booking of flights from April 14.

This is in consonance with the promise of the state government to provide air connectivity to the state under the Udaan Regional Connectivity Service (RCS) of the Government of India.

Stating this, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, who visited the airport on Saturday, for overseeing the arrangements, said the airport was all set for inauguration as the entire civil work had been completed.

They said the visitors and the VIP lounge was also ready, along with high-powered X-ray machines. They said the Spice Jet company had already started setting up its paraphernalia at the airport to start the booking of tickets on April 14, the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar.

They said the entire civil works had been completed at the airport and decks had been cleared for the start of flights. They said the state government had already given land for the airport, along with constructing an approach road, made provision for the water works, uninterrupted power supply etc. They said the state government was committed to starting the flights at the earliest.

The airport, once operational, will provide connectivity to the region along with some international destinations. Besides saving time, money and energy of people, especially NRIs from the region, the airport will give a boost to the economic development of the region, in general, and Jalandhar city, in particular.

Prominent among those present on the occasion were Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh, Director, Adampur Airport Kewal Krishan, and many other high-ranking officials.

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