Meghalaya HC pulls up airline operators for ‘misleading’ it on Umroi airport operations

The Meghalaya high court has sought an explanation from several airline operators for trying to mislead the court with “false” reasons to stay away from operating flights to and from Umroi airport in Meghalaya, which would have increased direct connectivity between Shillong and metro cities of the country.

The court took up a suo motu case in 2015 on the basis of the report about undue hardship and inconvenience to the populace of Meghalaya, which, the court said, “till date in 21st century are still deprived of regular airport services for want of proper functioning of Umroi airport established in the year 1960 despite expansion having been done in the year 2009.”

In an order in May, 2016 the court observed that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) “was not keen to complete the project (expansion and upgrading) at the earliest” and it said that that “if AAI  Read More

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