Count on to succeed in pre-Covid-19 stage passenger site visitors by year-end: Civil aviation minister

2020/10 03 17:10

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday stated home passenger site visitors may attain the pre Covid-19 stage by the top of present 12 months. He stated the each day home site visitors has reached 1.76 lakh passengers from 30,000 passengers when the civil aviation operations resumed on Could 25 following a two-month hole as a result of pandemic.

On Could 25, we resumed civil aviation operations and at the moment, there have been round 30,000 passengers. At present, I acquired knowledge as per which there have been 1.76 lakh passengers yesterday. We’re going to obtain nearly the pre-Covid-19 stage in the course of the interval between Diwali and the top of this 12 months, stated Puri.

He additionally stated assembly of airways, Airport Authority of India and different stakeholders could be referred to as to debate how extra flights might be launched from Chandigarh metropolis.

“We are going to see to extend connectivity from Chandigarh inside our present system, he stated.

In the meantime, Puri inaugurated two passenger boarding bridges (PBB) on the Chandigarh Worldwide Airport.

Costing Rs 10.5 crore, the tunnel of those passenger boarding bridges had been manufactured at Bengaluru, stated an official launch.

With this, the variety of bridges on the airport reached 5.

Ajay Kumar, the CEO of Chandigarh Worldwide Airport Restricted stated the PBBs are actually accessible for passengers and nearly 90 per cent of the full passenger site visitors shall be making use of it.

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