Night Landing Facilities Set To Put Tulihal In ‘˜Elite Club’

IMPHAL, Jan 13 : Along with the successful landing of a plane at night in Imphal Tulihal Airport during a final trial run today, steps have been taken up for introducing normal night landing  service at the airport from tomorrow.

Information received from Air India Limited, Imphal said that trial landing of an Air India flight was conducted successfully at Tulihal in the night today. After successful landing, another flight took off for Kolkata from the same airport.

The Air India flight (3213) landed at Tulihal airport at 6.40 pm and another flight (3214) took off from the airport for Kolkata at 7 pm.

After trial runs have been conducted in the past for introduction of night landing service at Tulihal airport, the final trial run was carried out today.

With the final trial run being a success, Air India has worked out a schedule for normal night landing of planes at Tulihal with effect from tomorrow.

The schedule flight for tomorrow is Imphal-GuwahatiDelhi. This schedule, however, would depend on the report to be submitted to the Airport Authority of India today itself.

In the final trial run for night landing today, a team of five officials of Airport Authority of India boarded the plane for necessary inspection. It is expected that this official team would be submitting a report to the Airport Authority of India tonight. Despite apprehension over electricity problem in Manipur, tonight’s landing did not face any hiccups.

It may be noted here that along with introduction of night landing facility at Tulihal Airport, surrounding land areas have been acquired for expansion and upgradation it to an International airport.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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