[PKT,Pb] Inaugural Flight Between Pathankot, Delhi Launched
Pathankot came under the civil aviation network today with Alliance Air operating its first flight from Delhi under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, accompanied by Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar, was at the airport to welcome the passengers on board the first flight that arrived at the airport from Delhi this afternoon.
The chief minister said that it was a red-letter day for the region, which had now got air connectivity with the rest of country. It is expected to give a boost to the region’s connectivity and tourism potential.
Being at the tri-junction of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, Pathankot would also get a huge boost to its tremendous tourism potential as a result of the launch of the flight, which would operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays every week,
The chief minister said the government’s plans to develop an international-standard tourist destination at Pathankot-Dalhousie Road near Ranjit Sagar Lake would also give a huge fillip to the region’s tourism industry, as it was expected to draw more than 50,000 tourists annually.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion were Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla.
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[PKT,Pb] Inaugural Flight Between Pathankot, Delhi Launched
[Mumbai] Unsafe IndiGo+GoAir Bow Before “Prabhu”& Cancel 50 Flights for More then12 Cities.
Domestic carriers IndiGo and GoAir cancelled around 50 flights today
almost one-third of their A320 Neo aircraft fleet remained grounded for the third day following a safety directive by the country’s aviation watchdog DGCA.
Of the 48 flights, which are not being operated as part of the curtailed schedule,
42 are of IndiGo and six of GoAir.Suresh Prabhu has taken over charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation He has Encouraged DGCA Since then DGCA Has taken strong safety measures and issued directions to These Carriers with Questionable Engines as a result of which These Airlines are forced to ground their planes with Defective Engines.These two carriers had yesterday said they were taking measures to minimise inconvenience to the passengers whose flights have been cancelled by booking them on alternative flights as well giving them the option of cancelling or rescheduling their travel without any extra cost. But these are not seen in airports.Fliers of these carriers are cursed to suffer.
IndiGo has cancelled 42 flights for March 14.
This includes flights to Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Amritsar, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, among others,
Wadia Group-promoted GoAir had cancelled a total of six flights today due to the grounding of three of its A320 Neo planes, as against 18 yesterday.
IndiGo operates over 1,000 daily flights while
GoAir offers 230 services daily.
Yesterday, these two airlines together had cancelled over 65 flights, with IndiGo alone cancelling over 47 services, due to the grounding of their 11 aircraft — eight of IndiGo and three of GoAir —
There are a total of 45 A320 Neo planes fitted with P&W’s Underfire engines with the two airlines.
Of these, IndiGo has 33 and GoAir 12 planes. The cancellation of services in a large number has put thousands of passengers at inconvenience as they had pre-booked these flights amid the concerns of exorbitant fares which are charged by the carriers for last-minute travel.
[New Delhi] New Aviator Prabhu Supports DGCA For Grounding Aircrafts
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said today that The DGCA decision to ground certain A320 neo aircraft with faulty engines is “only for passenger safety”
The aviation regulator’s move has resulted in flight cancellations by IndiGo and GoAir as the two airlines have grounded 11 A320 neo aircraft following the directive. IndiGo Cancelled its More Then forty flights which resulted Hike in Airfare
Prabhu took over the additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded 11 A320 neo planes powered with a certain series of Pratt & Whitney engines following three incidents of mid-air engine failures in less than a month.
A total of 14 A320 neo aircraft fitted with a specific series of engines — 11 operated by IndiGo and 3 by GoAir — have now been grounded. Three IndiGo planes were grounded last month.
The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu taking additional charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in New Delhi on March 12, 2018.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha is also seen.
[New Delhi]AAI To Process Digital Payments System For Parking at Airports.
After Demonetization Parking Was Made Free
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued directions to the respective Car Parking Licensees across all AAI controlled airports for evolving a mechanism of e-payment transactions in the form of
Digital Wallets (PayTM,
Reliance Jio etc.)
and also keep sufficient change of currency in small denomination of Rs.10, 20, 50 & 100 to smoothen the process of parking at all airports. Besides Car Parking Licensees, AAI is evolving a mechanism so that digital payment alternatives through various modes is available at all concessions providing passenger facilitation services at airports (such as Food & Beverage Outlets, General Retails, Car Rentals, Pre-paid Taxi Services etc.
This information was given byJayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
[New Delhi] Airlines Directed to stick to advisory on operating in low visibility
Yesterday 362 flights were delayed at IGI Airport due to weather and other issues,
DGCA today directed domestic airlines that no flights be planned during zero visibility and only CAT III aircraft be scheduled in fog.
The aviation regulator has also directed the airlines to reschedule non CAT III aircraft between 10 AM to 8 PM.
While the regulator observed that 38 flights including 24 departures were also cancelled and three flights diverted during the low visibility period at IGIA yesterday, the Delhi Airport put out a small figure.
DIAL in its statement said only 24 flights were delayed because of weather and 34 cancelled during low visibility period due to “other reasons”. It had also said that no flight was cancelled during the low visibility period yesterday.
[New Delhi]IndiGo Takes off Duty 2 Pilots Who Put Mamata’s Life In Danger
Budget carrier IndiGo has taken off duty the two pilots of its Kolkata flight, carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, over which a row had erupted following Trinamool Congress’ allegations that the aircraft was not accorded priority in landing despite fuel shortage.
Pilots operating flight 6E 342 have been kept off flying duties
.Following the uproar by the TMC members in Parliament, the government had said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had launched its probe into the issue.
[New Delhi]3 Officers of Allied Services Appointed for Ganga Rejuvenation Whereas One Female Officer Is Selected For Civil Aviation
Rozy Agarwal, IDAS (1994), Appointed as Executive Director(Finance), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.Three officers of allied services are appointed for Ganga Rejuvenation
Whereas One Officer Is Appointed In Ministry Of Civil Aviation
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the following six appointments:-
 Rupak Kumar Dutta, IPS (KTK:1981), Special Director, CBI, as Special Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (after curtailing his present tenure) against the ibid upgraded post in the apex scale from the date of joining the post upto the date of his superannuation on 31.10.2017 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
 Rajiv Kishore, IRPS (1988), as Executive Director(Admin), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
C.V. Dharma Rao, CSS, as Executive Director/DDG, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period upto his superannuation on 31.08.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
 Ajay Kumar Lal, IFoS (HP:1987), as Joint Secretary & Mission Director, National Mission for Justice Delivery & Legal Reforms (NMJDLR), Department of Justice, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period upto his superannuation on 31.08.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice AK Gulati, IRPS(1984);
 Ms. Shubha Thakur, CSS, as Joint Director General (JS level), Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
. Pradip K. Tripathi, IAS (JK:1987), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Tarun