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Chd airport may not be up for 24x7 ops by Mar 31

CHANDIGARH: The unrest on the India-Pakistan border following the Pulwama assault and unhealthy weather stipulations disrupted the continuing paintings on the Chandigarh International Airport for around 10 days. This prolong would possibly have an effect on the scheduled declaration of 24x7 flight operations on the airport by way of month finish.

Earlier, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had knowledgeable the top court docket that the airport shall be made operational 24x7 by way of March 31. The next hearing in this case is slated for March 19 the place AAI will document the exact state of the works.

During the resumed hearing lately, Chetan Mittal, assistant solicitor basic, had knowledgeable the HC bench that because of the unrest on the border and unhealthy weather stipulations, the continuing paintings on the Chandigarh International Airport used to be disrupted for 10 days.

Mittal mentioned, "We have promised to install CAT-II as all the stakeholders have extended their full support enabling us to start 24x7 flight operations by March 31. We will also ensure that the airport is not closed for domestic and international flights during the air force officers' training session. The training will be undertaken twice a day between 8am to 10am and 8pm to 10pm. Other airports across the country remain closed for four hours daily during such exercise. We will be filing the status on March 19."

The assets mentioned the authorities on the airport are actually mulling to install CAT-ILS-II device so that the 24x7 operations may be enabled on the earliest, allowing extensive body plane to land on the Chandigarh airport. The assets added that the 24x7 flight operations may be delayed by way of every week or two and shall be finished by way of 2d week of April.

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