In LS, Kirron pushes for city-ASEAN airlink
The long-standing demand of tricity residents for international flights from the Chandigarh airport, which even led to a PIL in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, is back in focus after MP Kirron Kher said the city should be included in the list of Indian cities connected to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries under the open sky agreement.
“In recent years, the ASEAN region has been our focus in air connectivity as has been evident from the numerous policies of the government such as the open sky agreement. Under these polices, the Centre has allowed ASEAN countries to fly to 18 cities of India,” Kirron said in the Zero Hour of Lok Sabha on Thursday. She said it was “unfortunate” that Chandigarh was not among the cities covered under the agreement.