Only Handbags Up To 7kg Allowed To Begin With
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