Shimla, March 26
The air fares for flights connecting Dharamsala and Shimla with Delhi will come down with the introduction of bigger 48-seater ATR planes on these routes. The inaugural flight of the Air Deccan from Delhi to Gaggal airport (Dharmasala) will take place on March 28.
The tariff for the flight, to be operated four days in a week, will be Rs 2,500 as against the existing Rs 3,900 for the smaller planes.
The company plans to start regular four-day-a-week flights between Delhi and Shimla from April 15.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Airports Authority of India Dr K Ramalingam said today the new terminal building of Kangra airport would be inaugurated by union minister for civil aviation Praful Patel on March 28.
Born in Bilaspur, Dr. Vatsayayan is at present working as a Assistant Professor at Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT, Mumbai, India.