Chandigarh, October three
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Saturday stated home passenger site visitors may attain the pre-COVID degree by the top of present yr.
He stated the every 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. In the present day, I obtained information as per which there have been 1.76 lakh passengers yesterday. We’re going to obtain virtually the pre-COVID degree in the course of the interval between Diwali and the top of this yr,” stated Puri.
He additionally stated a gathering of airways, Airport Authority of India and different stakeholders can be known as and to debate how extra flights may be launched from Chandigarh metropolis.
“We’ll see to extend connectivity from Chandigarh inside our present system,” he stated.
The minister additionally inaugurated passenger boarding bridges on the Chandigarh Worldwide Airport at Mohali. — PTI