The Union government has cleared two domestic airports at Karnal and Hisar in Haryana. The Union government said the airport sites were selected on account of technical feasibility, security, aviation needs and other logistics. Both Hisar and Karnal already have flying clubs and the state would not find it difficult to expand them into full-fledged domestic airports. Other locations were also considered, but rejected on account of difficulties in acquiring land and also since the flight path wou
With bare minimum security cover for domestic airports, sometimes as low as 15 security personnel for each airport, they are virtually sittings ducks in case of a terrorist attack. As the security at some domestic airports in the state is not foolproof, the Andhra Pradesh police have requested the Union government to provide Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover, a case in point being the recent terror strike at Dilsukhnagar.
After three major domestic airports in the country proposed a steep hike in user charges, an inter-ministerial panel has called for a fresh approach to setting airport tariffs. The proposed airport user charges have threatened to push up airfares further. The airport financing task force, chaired by Planning Commission member BK Chaturvedi,