Chandigarh-Nanded flight takes off today
The much-awaited direct flight between Chandigarh and Sikh pilgrimage Sachkhand Hazoor Sahib in Nanded will start tomorrow.
For the maiden flight of Air India, which will take off at 9.10 am tomorrow from the Chandigarh international airport, all tickets in the 162-seater aircraft have been sold.
Confirming the development, MR Jindal, Air India airport manager, said, “We are getting an encouraging response for the flight. Most of the tickets for Wednesday’s flight have also been sold.”
The dignitaries present on this occasion were, SAD MP from Anandpur Sahib, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Akali leader, Tota Singh, former minister and senior SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema and senior youth leader Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra.
Before boarding the plane, the dignitaries first performed ardaas to seek the blessings from the God. Then, they cut the cake in the presence of Air India pilot and other staff. Also, to make this occasion memorable, Guru Ka Langar was organised. Eye Hospital from Chandigarh also brought Langar for the Sangat travelling to Nanded Sahib.
On December 24, 2018, Air India announced that a direct flight from Chandigarh to Nanded Sahib will start on January 8, 2019.
The flight will operate twice a week i.e. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Flight number 817 will depart from Chandigarh at 9:10 hrs and will reach Nanded at 11:30 hrs. And flight number 818 will depart from Nanded at 12:05 hrs and will arrive in Chandigarh at 14:20 hrs.