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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the order issued by Meghalaya High Court to airlines to immediately begin flight operations from Umroi airport in Meghalaya.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submissions of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who represented IndiGo airlines. As per Rohatgi, there were no fire fighting and other facilities available at Umroi airport due to which flight operations cannot be started immediately.

“The high court order shall remain stayed,” the bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph said.

On Wednesday, the apex court had agreed to give urgent hearing to the plea of private airlines challenging the HC order asking it to start flight operations from Umroi Airport, located about 30 km from Shillong.

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