Senior officials of civil aviation ministry meeting shortly to decide on next course of action; airport in upper Assam has been shut for 3 days due to anti-CAA protests
Guwahati: In a significant development, senior officials of the Union civil aviation ministry are meeting on Saturday to decide on the resumption of flight services at Dibrugarh Airport in Assam.
Sources informed EastMojo that senior officials of the ministry, along with officials of the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA), bureau of civil aviation security and the airlines concerned, are likely to take part in the meeting as the Dibrugarh Airport, also known as Mohanbari Airport, has been shut for the past three days due to the state-wide agitation against the Centre’s move on Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019.
Meanwhile, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to run special bus services from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati to the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) and Jalukbari areas of the city and back to ferry stranded passengers.
Train services across the state continue to be disrupted even as services to Arunachal Pradesh, and between the Barak Valley and Tripura, resumed on Friday.
Train services in the Northeastern region have been out of gear since December 10 on account of the agitation against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.