Hindon Airport, jointly owned by the Indian Air Force and the Airports Authority of India, now has a ‘civil enclave’ from where people will be able to board flights for 8 towns and cities across the country.
PM @narendramodi inaugurating the Hindon Airport Civil Terminal at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh pic.twitter.com/nZOilLRTnL— PIB India (@PIB_India) March 8, 2019
This is a happy news for people who frequently take flights to cities – Hubli, Jamnagar, Shimla, Kalburgi, Kannur, Nashik, Faizabad, Pithoragarh – and had to stand in queues at the crowded Indira Gandhi International Airport.
What’s better, the services will be subsidised as they are provided under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme of the government that aims at making air travel cheaper for the citizens.
The stage is all set at Hindon, Ghaziabad (U.P.), for the inauguration of Second airport of Delhi-NCR by Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi. pic.twitter.com/YDT2ny04vx— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) March 8, 2019
Under the scheme, the government waves taxes on fuel and other airport charges besides providing them with further more financial assistance.
As of now, 4 airlines will be flying from the airport and they are IndiGo, Heritage Aviation, Ghodawat Airlines and Turbo Aviation.
Made with 40 crores, the enclave will be able to handle 300 passengers at peak hours and has parking space for 90 cars.
While the airport has already been inaugurated, the services are expected to start from May 15 this year.
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