Acceding to the demand made by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajjapathi Raju on Sunday agreed to start additional flights from Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar.
In a telephonic talk with Raju, the CM urged him to immediately start flights from the national capital to Amritsar and Chandigarh to provide connectivity to the people of the state who were cut off from other parts of the country and Delhi due to widespread violence and disturbances in Haryana following the issue of Jat reservation.
Badal informed him that a huge section of society, especially students, who had to appear in tests for seeking jobs or admissions in various educational institutes across the country, had been affected, adding that most of these examination centres were located only in Delhi.
Badal informed Raju that some aviation companies were exploiting the situation by overcharging the passengers, asking him to check this.
The minister told Badal that SpiceJet had planned another additional flight to Chandigarh for Sunday. The additional flights being organised in view of the Jat agitation include Air India’s Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar-Delhi, SpiceJet’s Delhi-Jaipur-Delhi, Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi and Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi, Jet Airways Delhi-Amritsar-Delhi, Indigo Airline’s Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi and Delhi-Jaipur-Delhi flights.
CM greets people on Parkash Utsav of Guru Ravidas
Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday felicitated the people of the state on the 639th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ravidas.
In a message, the chief minister said the life and teachings of Guru Ravidas, a great spiritual ambassador and messiah of the poor and unprivileged sections, continued to guide humanity towards an egalitarian society. Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal also greeted the people on the occasion. HTC