The Mohali Industry Association (MIA) has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana high court with regard to international flights not being started from the international airport at SAS Nagar even three months after its inauguration.
Taking up the PIL, a high court bench on Thursday issued a notice for January 15 to ministry of civil aviation, Airport Authority of India and chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana.
Talking to mediapersons, MIA president Sanjeev Vashisht said, “It is disheartening that the Centre has not yet given the go-ahead for operating international flights from the region. It is a wastage of facilities of international standards available at airport if only domestic flights are to be operated from there. .”
MIA general secretary Gagan Chhabra said, “We are losing foreign investment with delay in international flights from here.”
The PIL has been filed seeking from the court to direct the Centre to start international flights from the airport in SAS Nagar at the earliest.