Only Hand­bags Up To 7kg Al­lowed To Be­gin With

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia’s (AAI) Shobha Bhard­waj said the state-run air­port op­er­a­tor has made ar­range­ments for pas­sen­gers to check in bag­gage. “Se­cu­rity check of check-in bag­gage will be done by the air­line. Pre-board­ing se­cu­rity check of pas­sen­gers and hand bags will be done by state po­lice,” said Bhard­waj, who is di­rec­tor of the Hin­don civil ter­mi­nal. Un­like big air­port ter­mi­nals, the Cen­tral In­dus­trial Se­cu­rity Force has not yet been de­ployed at Hin­don civil ter­mi­nal. CISF had sent a pro­posal to be de­ployed at this ter­mi­nal but per­haps given the very low traf­fic vol­ume, avi­a­tion author­i­ties may de­cide on do­ing so when — and if — pas­sen­ger numbers here jus­tify in­cur­ring that ad­di­tional cost.

Her­itage plans to have six flights a week on Hin­don-Pithor­a­garh sec­tor. It had won bids to op­er­ate two daily flights on this sec­tor and may do so when the sec­ond air­craft joins the fleet in a month. Half of Star Air’s seats will be sold un­der the govern­ment’s sub­sidised re­gional con­nec­tiv­ity scheme (RCS), or ude desh ka aam na­grik (UDAN), fares. All seats on Her­itage Avi­a­tion’s King Air will be sold at RCS rates — Rs 2,270 for Hin­don-Pithor­a­garh and Rs 2,470 for the return flight. “Un­der UDAN, we get sub­sidy from the govern­ment. But how vi­able it will be, we will be in a po­si­tion to say only af­ter oper­at­ing flights for some months,” said Mathur.

(With in­puts from our

Ben­galuru bureau)

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