Bagdogra, 3 July
While welcoming the possibility of night flights of the private airliners through Bagdogra airport being introduced soon, the people travelling by air stressed that security should be revamped around the airport. Notably, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has given its nod to the Airport Authority to keep the runway open till 10 p.m. ~ a long-standing demand in sync with its growing importance.
A resident of Darjeeling, Mr P Pradhan, who travels frequently through the airport said he is happy with the development. But in the same breath, he said he, like other frequent travellers, is looking forward to the security being revamped.
The taxi operators seem happy with the possibility of introduction of night flights but share the people’s security concerns.