106th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2237241231929448 Tamil Nadu118594711161636 Delhi102831742173165 Gujarat37636267441978 Uttar Pradesh2996819627313 Telangana2761216287313 Karnataka2681511100417 West Bengal2383715790804 Rajasthan2140416575472 Andhra Pradesh211979745252 Haryana1799913645279 Madhya Pradesh1562711768622 Bihar12525933898 Assam12523833016 Odisha10097670354 Jammu and Kashmir89315399143 Punjab67494554175 Kerala5895345228 Chhatisgarh3415272814 Uttarakhand3230262143 Jharkhand3018210422 Goa190311568 Tripura171612481 Manipur14307710 Himachal Pradesh107876410 Puducherry104351714 Nagaland6443030 Chandigarh4924017 Arunachal Pradesh270922 Mizoram1971390 Sikkim125650 Meghalaya94432
Nation Current Affairs 03 Aug 2017 Efforts on to expand ...

Efforts on to expand Puducherry airport runway: CM Narayanasamy

PTI
Published Aug 3, 2017, 4:07 pm IST
Updated Aug 3, 2017, 4:07 pm IST
Chief Minister of the Union Territory V Narayanasamy said the Puducherry-Hyderabad flight service will be launched on August 16.
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said, after the flight service is launched, Puducherry will be connected to other destinations such as Bengaluru, Cochin, Coimbatore and Tirupati. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said, after the flight service is launched, Puducherry will be connected to other destinations such as Bengaluru, Cochin, Coimbatore and Tirupati. (Photo: PTI/File)

Chennai: Efforts were on to expand the runway of the Puducherry airport owing to increased tourist inflow and land has been sought from neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister of the Union Territory V Narayanasamy said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters at the airport in Chennai on his arrival from Delhi, Narayanasamy said the Puducherry-Hyderabad flight service will be launched on August 16, after which Puducherry will be connected to other destinations such as Bengaluru, Cochin, Coimbatore and Tirupati.

 

"We are taking steps for the expansion of the runway at the airport to accommodate big flights.. We have sought land from Tamil Nadu and they are taking steps," he said.

This measure was being taken up keeping in mind the growing inflow of tourists to the union territory, he added.

On his visit to the national capital, he said he had met President Ramnath Kovind and greeted him during a "courtesy call."

Further, he had also met Union Health Minister JP Nadda over seeking exemption for the UT from National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET).

"We had already sent the file in this regard and we took up the matter with him," he said.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT