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Tag: Airport

Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 54L at IGI airport

The passenger was later identified as Jaswinder Singh, who was supposed to travel from Delhi to Dubai by a SpiceJet flight.

  • Wednesday, 07 September 2022
India govt aims to operationalise 100 airports by 2024
India govt aims to operationalise 100 airports by 2024

The Government has set a target to operationalise 100 airports by 2024 subject to availability of supporting infrastructure such as land, statutory approvals etc.

  • Friday, 29 July 2022
International Travellers To Go To Quarantine In India
All International Travellers To Go For 7-Day Home Quarantine On Arrival In India

India on Friday revised the existing guidelines for all international arrivals in India in view of the rising Covid cases and the Omicron threat, to make seven days home quarantine mandatory.

  • Friday, 07 January 2022
Controversy surfaces over naming Jharsuguda airport

Bhubaneswar: Controversy surfaced over naming of Jharsuguda airport after Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha denied receiving any proposal in the form of a resolution from the State government while Odisha CM had written a letter to the Centre urging to name the new airport after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. In […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2 Bhubaneswar-bound flights diverted to Kolkata due to bad weather

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains today lashed the city affecting flight operations at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. At least two flights- Bangalore- Bhubaneswar Indigo and Hyderabad-Bhubaneswar AirAsia- had to be diverted mid air due to harsh weather conditions, airport authorities confirmed Gusty wind accompanied by rains lashed most parts of the State including the twin […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Jharsuguda airport may miss deadline

  Jharsuguda: Launch of flight operations from Odisha’s second commercial airport at Jharsuguda may get delayed. Though June 14 is the scheduled date for launch of flight services, the new airport has not received Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) license and training of security officials is still incomplete, sources said while citing reasons that could lead […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Pradhan seeks expeditious construction of new airport in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan in a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu has requested to expedite and hasten the process of construction and development of a new airport in Bhubaneswar. Pradhan in his letter stated, “As the construction and development of the airport takes considerable time, this process needs to be […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
NRIs with 5 kg gold detained at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Choosing the Biju Patnaik International Airport to smuggle gold proved costly for three NRIs from Kuala Lumpur who arrived here today.  All the three were detained by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials and 5 kgs gold worth Rs 1.82 crore was seized from their possession. They are being interrogated. Acting on a tip-off, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Shaded walkway, canopy at Bhubaneswar airport soon

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to introduce better facilities for passengers and provide high quality, safe and customer-oriented services, the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Friday took a new initiative to construct a shaded walkway and canopy for vehicular lanes in front of the Domestic Terminal Building (T-1) in Lane 2. The project will come […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
‘Best practices exercise’ conducted at Bhubaneswar airport for nationwide implementation

Bhubaneswar: With regional air connectivity and number of air travellers likely to increase following implementation of Central scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), the Airports Authority of India (AAI) today kicked off a tabletop exercise to examine airport emergency best practices which would be implemented throughout the country. As many as 25 directors of […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bhubaneswar airport soon to get rid of handbag stamping

Bhubaneswar: A trial run to stop stamping of handbags will begin at the Bhubaneswar airport from June 5 as per Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sources. The week long trial will only be for domestic flyers, said CISF officials. Beginning June 1, five airports – Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Trivandrum and Guwahati, will end stamping ”security […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
POK surgical strike: High alert sounded in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A state of high alert has been issued in Odisha following the surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian Army on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh said security at all vital establishments and defence set ups have been beefed up following […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
World's largest airport 'under one roof' to open in Istanbul

Istanbul: The world’s largest airport terminal “under one roof” with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers will be officially opened on October 29 in Istanbul, Turkey. Dubbed as phase-1A of the project – Istanbul New Airport – will have a capacity to handle 90 million passenger per year, making it the largest such facility […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
SOPs for domestic flights
Airports To Have Facial Recognition For Entry From Feb 2019

New Delhi: The government plans to roll-out a facial recognition-based hassle-free entry system at select airports from February 2019. Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has come out with a draft of its “Digi Yatra” policy and called for public comments. The system has the capability of reducing long queues and the number of security […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
L&T arm to build Bengaluru airport's second terminal

Bengaluru: Infrastructure major Larson & Toubro’s (L&T) buildings and factories business arm would build the second terminal of the Bengaluru international airport, said its operator on Wednesday. “The Rs 3,036-crore order to construct the airport’s terminal-2 has been given to the Building & Factories Business of L&T,” said the operator Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Steel Handling Dhamra Port
Odisha gives in-principle nod for airport at Dhamra

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for setting up an airport at Dhamra in Bhadrak district. The approval was accorded at a meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. The Adani Group had proposed to set up the airport at Dhamra Port for better air connectivity for the state. Padhi […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
AAI to take up development works at 4 airports

New Delhi:  Aiming to improve and develop airport infrastructure to meet growing traffic demands, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will undertake new development works at Lucknow, Deoghar, Rajkot and Allahabad airports. According to a civil aviation ministry statement, AAI plans to construct new integrated passenger terminal building at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Flight Services In Puri Soon, Pilgrim City To Get Functional Airport By 2022-23: Odisha Transport Minister

In a major announcement, Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera informed that air services to and from Puri may commence by 2022-23. Speaking to the media on Sunday, Behera informed that if everything goes as per plan, people will very likely see flight services in the pilgrim city Puri in 2022-23.

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  • Sunday, 04 July 2021
Fog disrupts flight schedule at IGI

New Delhi: Six flights were cancelled and over 60 delayed due to fog at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here this morning. Nearly 40 domestic and 26 international flights were among those delayed. According to the Indian Meteorological department, general visibility improved to 200 metres at IGI as compared to zero metres the past two days. […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
10 more airports to end stamping of hand baggage tags

New Delhi: Ten more airports in the country, including Pune and Ranchi, will soon do away with the practice of stamping domestic passengers’ hand baggage tags, a new air travel regime that began at civil airports in April this year. A total of 17 airports are stamp-free in the country at present, with four airports […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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High alert at Mumbai, H'bad, Chennai airports after hijack

New Delhi: Security at three major international airports in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai has been stepped up after agencies were informed about a possible hijack attempt of an aircraft from these facilities. Officials said an high alert has been issued to the three facilities after Mumbai Police received an e-mail last night from a woman […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Body of Odisha youth killed in Dubai reaches Bhubaneswar after Jay Panda's intervention

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of Odia youth, Debasish Jena, who died under mysterious circumstances in Dubai last month, arrived at the Bhubaneswar airport today following the intervention of former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. It is pertinent to mention here that the family members of the deceased Odia youth had sought help from the former […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Leopard spotted again near Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Security was heightened in Palaspalli area of Bhubaneswar after a leopard, which was found lurking in one of the commercial establishments in the area Sunday night, was spotted again in the wee hours today by a security personnel deployed at the ATS Tower. While the local people have been asked not to venture out […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Stop it, my child will go blind: Saif Ali Khan to paparazzi!

Mumbai: He is all of 2, but Taimur Ali Khan is the cynosure of the Bollywood paparazzi’s eyes. But when the photographers went clickety click on seeing him at the airport here recently, his father warned them off saying “the child will go blind”. “Bas karo yaar, bachcha andha ho jaayega (Stop it, the child […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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84 airports to install body scanners by March 2020

New Delhi: The Centre has directed 84 airports across the country to install body scanners by March 2020, replacing existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners besides pat-down searches of passengers to detect metallic objects, according to an official document. “Walk-through metal detectors and hand-held metal detectors cannot detect non-metallic weapons and explosives. Body […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Indian railway station that looks more like airport

Varanasi: The Manduadih railway station in Uttar Pradesh looks less like a railway station and more like an airport terminal. The newly-revamped railway station is of world-class level – it can easily be mistaken for a swank corporate office. Not only does the station building make the Manduadih railway station class apart, but also all […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Deepika's response to security personnel asking for ID is winning hearts!

We often come across incidents of Bollywood celebrities courting controversy at public places but there are some who set example with their polite behaviour and down to earth attitude. One of them is the charismatic actress Deepika Padukone. Recently, a security personnel strictly followed protocol by asking the Bollywood actress for her identity proof at […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
SOP For Airlines
Flight Operations Hit In Bhubaneswar Due To Foggy Weather

Bhubaneswar: Flight operations were majorly disrupted at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar today due to dense foggy conditions. At around 09:10 AM, Air India flight AI 77 was diverted to Kolkata after hovering around the city airport as it was unable to land at the airport in view of the inclement weather. […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Bhubaneswar Airport Runway Re-Carpeting Work Hits Roadblock

Bhubaneswar: The re-carpeting work of the runway at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) is yet to commence even though domestic flight operations resumed after a gap of two months. As per reports, the re-carpeting work which was slated to begin at the airport from November last year in two phases could not be taken up […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Covid-19 Graph Sees Upward Trend In Odisha; Screening Centres At Bhubaneswar Railway Station

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 graph in Odisha on Friday registered a steep rise following detection of 94 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours. On February 21, the State had reported 58 new COVID-19 cases while the daily case load jumped to 68 on February 22. As many as 89 new cases were […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
Odisha Reports 87 New Covid-19 Cases; Surveillance, Screening Intensified At Airport, Rly Stations

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported 87 new COVID-19 cases from several districts across the State. This apart, a 72 years old female Covid patient of Puri district succumbed to the virus, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1916, said the Health and Family Welfare department. The deceased was also suffering from diabetes mellitus and hypertension, […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021

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