Good News For The Folks Of Delhi NCR! Hindon Airport To Start Operating By April End!
There is good news for everyone flying from Delhi – NCR. They can now take flights from the new Hindon Airport that was inaugurated by our Prime Minister on 8th of March. The project was launched under the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Scheme with an aim to connect Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities by air at a reasonable rate. The much awaited second airport will start commercial flight operation from the end of April.
From here passengers can board flights for Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Nasik (Maharashtra), Kannur (Kerala), Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jamnagar (Gujarat), Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand), Kalaburgi and Hubli (Karnataka). The flights that will operate from Hindon Airport include Turbo Airlines, Indigo Airlines, Heritage Aviation and Ghodawat Airlines.
Hindon Airport, located in the Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh originally belonged to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has built a civil enclave at the airbase after looking at the infrastructure constraints at the Delhi Airport. The approximate cost of the project is INR 40 crore and has 300 passengers handling capacity during peak hours. The terminal area at the new airport is 5425 square metres with 8 check-in counters, 4 frisking booths and 2 baggage carousels. The airport is also well equipped with CCTV, fire alarm, baggage scanners and fight details display system.
Hindon Airport will offer more convenience to the travellers residing in Noida, East Delhi as well as Ghaziabad. They no longer have to go to the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is also one of the busiest airports in our country.