Punjab opposes national aviation policy draft

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 30, 2014 23:07 IST

Punjab on Tuesday opposed the draft of the national aviation policy for allowing various airlines to choose among the metropolitan airports only as their hubs.

Addressing a national meet on aviation in Delhi, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Majithia, on behalf of the Punjab government, said the Raja Sansi airport near Amritsar be made "an international hub with special focus on creating cargo hub as it is the old silk route to explore the middle-east trade potential".

The national conclave was presided over by union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati to discuss the draft civil aviation policy.

Majithia said the draft policy, if implemented, would be against the interests of people of various regions in the country.

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