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1st commercial flight from Hindon civil airport to operate from today

1st commercial flight from Hindon civil airport to operate from today

New Delhi: Finally, the wait for Delhi-NCR's second airport is over as Hindon civil airport is ready for the first commercial flight on October 11. A nine-seater plane will take off for Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district. The airport will reduce the load at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. The air force station is located close to Ghaziabad.

The District Administration took stock of the arrangements and instructed police to set up a check post. District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey told media that they have made all arrangements for the security of Hindon Airport. He further said that 55 policemen who have received special training will be deployed at the airport to ensuring that there is no inconvenience to passengers on the first flight from the airport on October 11. The DM also instructed the chief engineer of the electricity department to ensure an uninterrupted power supply at the terminal.

Hindon airport, which is around 40 km from the IGI Airport in Delhi, belongs to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the AAI has developed a civil enclave inside it. The Indian Air Force permitted the use of the airbase for civilian flights under regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik). UDAN seeks to connect unserved and underserved airports as well as make flying more affordable.Earlier a senior officer of Airports Authority of India (AAI), the civil terminal at Hindon is built at a cost of Rs 45.2 crore in an area of 3,500 square metres.

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