Regular flights from Shimla to resume from April 27, PM Modi to flag-off inaugural flight
SHIMLA- Jubbarhatti airport in capital Shimla is expected to resume regular air connectivity from April 28 onwards. The inaugural flight from Shimla airport will be flagged-off by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 27. The decision was taken in a high-level meeting held at Jubbarhatti today The PM will be on a visit to Shimla, and is expected to address BJP rally at the historic Ridge Maidan of Shimla. For this occasion, authority is preparing to give the PM a traditional Himachali welcome at the airport on arrival.
As per R.K.Choubey, IAS, Secretary (Civil Aviation), Govt. of India, the inaugural flight will take off at 11.45 AM on April 27.
Commissioner Tourism and Civil Aviation Dinesh Malhotra informed that 10 tickets for this flight from Shimla are available at Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation’s (HPTDC) Marketing Office at the Mall, Shimla for Rs. 1920/- per ticket. He further informed that the time schedule for further regular flights from 28th April onwards. As per the schedule, flights will departure at 6.10 AM from Delhi and arrival at 7.25 AM at Shimla and departure at 7.45 AM from Shimla and arrival at 8.45 AM at Delhi.
The CEO (Alliance Airways) informed that two students from orphanage, Shimla will be special guests of the Airways. They’ll be taken to Delhi and will be sent back next day via flight. Flight will available for only five days a week from Wednesday to Sunday.
Lack of air-connectivity had been a trouble for the capital of the state despite being one of the most popular hill stations on international map. Shimla is hopeful to find some relief if everything went the way it is planned.
Photo (Jubbarhatti Airport): Amit Tanwar/TNS