UDAN Flights From Hindon


Congestion at Delhi airport’s domestic terminal is likely to reduce from March this year, after the civilian airport at Hindon in Ghaziabad is thrown open to the public for operating flights under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. Sources in the Ministry of Civil Aviation told this newspaper that flights to Jaisalmer, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Hubli, Pittorgargh, Kannaur, among other places, will be operated from the terminal building being built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at Hindon to reduce pressure from the existing domestic terminals in Delhi.

A senior official of the Ministry of Civil Aviation told this correspondent, “We had got approvals from the Air Force to build a civil enclave at the Hindon airbase last year, keeping in mind the growing demand for air travel after the UDAN scheme was put in place, and the Air Force had agreed to our demand. This will reduce significantly the amount of pressure from the domestic terminals in Delhi. Also, flight slots at the Delhi airport are almost full; we had to accommodate newer flights, which is why we chose a part of the Hindon Air Force base to be made operational for civil operations.”

The civil enclave at the Hindon Air Force base is being built by the AAI at a cost of Rs 45.02 crore. The civil terminal is being built on a built-in area of 3,500 square metres, having a fully air-conditioned terminal building that can handle 300 passengers per hour. The bid for the Hindon air base was undertaken under the UDAN-II scheme last year. Read more

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