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26. Mar 2005 at 13:44
 
The new terminal building is just next to the present building it is two storey ground floor for arrival and upper floor for depature the building is totaly completed the control tower and cargo building is also completed the only thing is that internal work is not done yet.It is suppose to be totaly air condetion with 8 counters with 60 feet belt for luggage clearing with two ascelators and two lifts with flight information tv and PA sistem. It is suppose to be completed in august but on 8 of march I read in the tribune news that the civil aviation autority has suspended the work because they want some modification to be done to the the present degin and the local airport autority has protested that the work should carry on and the modification should be done later once the building is completed. because the old building cannot cope with the passangers arriving. since singapore airlines is flying three times a week to amritsar on may the 15 air india will be flying three times a week from tronto to bremingham and to amritsar .Malaysian airlines and Thai airlines are also waiting for approval to lend in amritsar.So with all these airlines lending there they need the new terminal to be completed soon as possible eny modification to the terminal at present will only delay the opening. Regards GILL
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Reply #1 - 27. Mar 2005 at 07:38
 
Thanks alot gill. I visited this airport 5 years ago, when i had a 7 week holiday with my family, from uk to india. I remembered it was an air india flight from london to amritsar via delhi. that time, i landed amritsar airport in the dead of night-2am. everything did not make sense at all-it calls its self INTERNATIONAL but there is no sign at all. Its just an office/factory unit, surrounded by a thick dense of trees, outside the terminal building. The arrival hall was a large shed, with 3 or 4 counters and there was no conveyor belt, just your baggage is dropped on the doorstep and you collect it. Custom clearence-no x-ray machines, just men search handbags and everything by HAND. Another thing I forgot to mention, the floor of the terminal looks like cement and marble, as in an ordinary floor in a house/villa in the punjab. Outside the terminal building was ABSOLUTELY a waste land, with cars and vans parked, nolighting, no proper facilities like toilets, waiting halls or STD/PCO phone booths. I remember there was a large whitish tower that looks like its made out of stone and cement, it had some stairs in a spiral way, could you tell me what is that and have they removed it or not? This was opposite the old arrival terminal, which looks like a shed. The deaprture terminal was wide enough, but it looks like a hosptal, where you check-in then you go through immigration and custom clearence through a corridor. Does this looks the same at all or not?
Please give your opinions and If I said anything wrong, then please don't offend me
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Elderly people land @ Amritsar
Reply #2 - 28. Mar 2005 at 20:49
 
Thanks a lot. I've read an article in 'Panjab Times Weekly' about Eldery people travelling alone. Is its till vulenrable for eldery people to travel on their own and land at Amritsar ? Do staff still harass them or not, when checking passports or custom clearence? Please let me know. My gran is planning to to India for 4/5 weeks, so will it be better if she lands at Delhi or Amritsar, from Birmingham. Please let me know asap.
 
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Reply #3 - 05. Apr 2005 at 19:11
 
Does anyone knows what the new terminal building looks like, is it the same size as Delhi airport?
Please give me a brief description about this new building.
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Reply #4 - 05. Apr 2005 at 20:55
 

 
 
There is a picture of the terminal being constructed half way down the page on the link below
 
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20041230/aplus.htm
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Reply #5 - 20. Apr 2005 at 21:09
 
Does anybody know when the new terminal is to be completed? A number of airlines would start flying to Amritsar if the infrastructure was upgraded. Even small states like Kerla have completed their international airports. Funding must be allocated to this project.
 
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Futuristic airport for Amritsar
Reply #6 - 22. Apr 2005 at 06:54
 
New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has plans to construct futuristic airports using glass and steel in addition to conventional materials at 18 cities.  
 
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel informed the Lok Sabha today during the question hour that these airports are: Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Jaipur, Udaipur, Trichy, Dibrugarh, Kolkata, Surat, Calicut, Srinagar, Amritsar, IGI Delhi, CSI Mumbai, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Madurai, Mangalore and Vizag.
 
Private firms are being appointed for designing terminal buildings, aerobridges and other aesthetically good airport design by holding global and national design competitions in accordance with the guidelines of Council of Architecture.
 
He said that Rs 90 crore would be spent on Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, Rs 145 crore in Ahmedabad airport, Rs 150 crore on Thiruvananthapuram airport, Rs 160 crore on Kolkata airport and Rs 86.66 crore on Mumbai airport.
 
He said that air cargo complexes would be constructed at Jammu and Indore airports.
 
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Reply #7 - 01. May 2005 at 14:24
 
Dear punjabi....
                Our mother land is a developing country,so i hope you guys will stop complaining about atq.As you guys are all from developed country including me.As i can tell u guys that it is not easy for bharat to improve even in the coming 10 or 20 years.Hope you guys will understand.So don't expect so much.The world is just a dream says nanak.May god bless u all.
 
                                           Cheers harry
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Reply #8 - 03. May 2005 at 07:00
 
Panel to discuss Rajasansi airport work  
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Amritsar, May 2
Member of the civil aviation parliamentary panel M.S. Gill said a special meeting of the parliamentary committee has been convened on May 11 to discuss the issue of the stalled work of the terminal building of the Rajasansi airport.  
 
Dr Gill, while speaking to newspersons here yesterday after inspecting the airport, said he had been distressed at the continuing neglect of the only airport in the state. He said he had apprised the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, about the discontinuation of the construction work of the terminal building due to last minute change in the design of the outer structure of the building. He said the minister should not have given this direction to re-design the facade, which had been earlier approved, as the construction was going on as per plan.
 
The former Chief Election Commissioner said more than 50 international and domestic weekly flights operated from this airport, which was lacking the basic facilities. He said the airport operates from refurbished temporary sheds with negligible passenger facilities and the new building meant for 500 passengers has been under construction for over five years.
 
He added that almost 30 per cent of the air traffic from the Indira Gandhi International Airport was being generated by Punjab and added that the government should take immediate steps to restart the construction of the stalled building.
 
He expressed dismay that Air India had started its express flights with 30 per cent cheaper fare to the Gulf countries, with 30 and more flights operating from Kerala and Mumbai while neglecting Punjab. He urged the minister concerned to visit the airport to get first-hand knowledge of the problems faced by the passengers and take immediate steps to redress these.
 
Mr Gill asked the Central Government to lift the “disturbed area state tag” from Punjab as it was inhibiting the grant of visas to Pakistanis wanting to visit the state. He said he would take up the issue with the Prime Minister.
 
Dr Gill strongly favoured for release of Sikh youth languishing in Jodhpur jails without trial. Taking up the issue of the SEZ (special economic zone), Dr Gill said the Punjab Government must take initiative to get this zone through on an urgent basis. He said the Prime Minister had already announced approved SEZ, for which he had promised Rs 1100 crore.
 
Earlier, Dr Gill inaugurated a computer lab and guest room at the boys’ hostel at Guru Nanak Dev University.
 
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Reply #9 - 03. May 2005 at 16:31
 
Panel to discuss Rajasansi airport work  
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Amritsar, May 2
Member of the civil aviation parliamentary panel M.S. Gill said a special meeting of the parliamentary committee has been convened on May 11 to discuss the issue of the stalled work of the terminal building of the Rajasansi airport.  
 
Dr Gill, while speaking to newspersons here yesterday after inspecting the airport, said he had been distressed at the continuing neglect of the only airport in the state. He said he had apprised the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, about the discontinuation of the construction work of the terminal building due to last minute change in the design of the outer structure of the building. He said the minister should not have given this direction to re-design the facade, which had been earlier approved, as the construction was going on as per plan.
 
The former Chief Election Commissioner said more than 50 international and domestic weekly flights operated from this airport, which was lacking the basic facilities. He said the airport operates from refurbished temporary sheds with negligible passenger facilities and the new building meant for 500 passengers has been under construction for over five years.
 
He added that almost 30 per cent of the air traffic from the Indira Gandhi International Airport was being generated by Punjab and added that the government should take immediate steps to restart the construction of the stalled building.
 
He expressed dismay that Air India had started its express flights with 30 per cent cheaper fare to the Gulf countries, with 30 and more flights operating from Kerala and Mumbai while neglecting Punjab. He urged the minister concerned to visit the airport to get first-hand knowledge of the problems faced by the passengers and take immediate steps to redress these.
 
Mr Gill asked the Central Government to lift the “disturbed area state tag” from Punjab as it was inhibiting the grant of visas to Pakistanis wanting to visit the state. He said he would take up the issue with the Prime Minister.
 
Dr Gill strongly favoured for release of Sikh youth languishing in Jodhpur jails without trial. Taking up the issue of the SEZ (special economic zone), Dr Gill said the Punjab Government must take initiative to get this zone through on an urgent basis. He said the Prime Minister had already announced approved SEZ, for which he had promised Rs 1100 crore.
 
Earlier, Dr Gill inaugurated a computer lab and guest room at the boys’ hostel at Guru Nanak Dev University.
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Reply #10 - 04. May 2005 at 21:19
 
Govt refutes Tarlochan’s allegation over Amritsar airport  
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New Delhi, May 3
Rajya Sabha MPs Tarlochan Singh (Independent) and M. S. Gill (Congress) today alleged that the work at the international terminal of the Amritsar airport has stopped completely.  
 
They demanded that the Union Government should ensure that the Amritsar airport was soon converted into an international airport.
 
Raising the issue during the Question Hour in the Upper House, Mr Tarlochan Singh said the work at the Amritsar airport had been stopped under the directions of the Civil Aviation Ministry as the proposed international terminal building had a dome-like shape.
 
He urged the Union Government to ensure speedy construction of the Amritsar airport's international terminus.
 
Replying to their questions, Minister for Civil Aviation Praful Patel insisted that the work at the international terminus of the Amritsar airport had not been stopped.
 
He said his ministry had called for redesigning of the terminal building to ensure that it was more spacious and could meet future requirements.
 
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Reply #11 - 06. May 2005 at 00:15
 
Dear everybody, please don't be offended by these news reports about the delay of the construction work of Amritsar airport. All of us must email Ministry of Civil aviation which is webdesk@civilav.delhi.nic.in to clear the hurdles in construction of Amritsar airport .These emails will force them to act and think about the inconvenience of passengers.
 
The quicker the terminal building is completed the more chance it has new airlines to start such as VIRGIN, BMI, BA, MAS, THAI AIR and many others.
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Reply #12 - 12. May 2005 at 16:17
 
CM to flag off Air-India flight to England, Canada  
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Amritsar, May 11
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, will flag off the Air-India flight to England and Canada from Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport on May 15, which is being revived after a gap of 20 years.  
 
The station manager, Air-India, Mr Ashwani Arora, told The Tribune here today that all the arrangements for the launch of the national carrier’s flight had been completed. A team from the Civil Aviation Department, Canada, also visited the airport on a familiarisation tour to get first-hand information about the flight pattern and the passenger profiles here last week.
 
Mr Arora said that there was a tremendous enthusiasm among the large Punjabi NRI community based in the Doaba region and the inaugural flight was fully booked. Air-India was receiving a number of enquiries for this first-ever direct flight connecting the holy city with Birmingham and Toronto. He said that Air-India had designated Boeing 777 for this route.  
 
Air-India had been operating Balle Balle Birmingham from Rajasansi airport, but due to militancy the flight was discontinued. The re-launch of the flight to Birmingham and also connecting Punjabi-dominated city of Toronto have once again provided the much-needed relief to the Punjabi community settled in Canada and England.
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Reply #13 - 16. May 2005 at 16:12
 
Punjab to promote religious tourism
Praful, Amarinder flag off A-I flight to Toronto
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Rajasansi (Amritsar), May 15
The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, today brushed aside the resentment over the stalled construction of the terminal of Sri Guru Ramdass International Airport and assured the public that a bigger and modern complex would be built.
 
Addressing a gathering during the flag-off ceremony of the inaugural Air-India’s Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham-Toronto flight here today, Mr Patel said top priority was being given to restart the construction of the ultra-modern airport. He, however, said the project could be delayed by another six months as the Ministry of Civil Aviation, in consultation with the Airport Authority of India (AAI), was preparing a blueprint for the its upgradation.
 
Earlier, the flight was flagged off from New Delhi by Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhury and Mr Patel.
 
He said the Air-India was prepared to make this flight operational on a daily basis instead of thrice a week at present in view of its growing demand. A direct international flight of Air-India Express, an economical flight from Amritsar to Dubai, was also on the anvil. He said the Air-India had recently launched a direct flight from Kerala to Dubai and another direct flight from Kolkata to London was likely to commence shortly.  
 
Referring to the setting up of a green field airport at Ladowal between Ludhiana and Jalandhar, Mr Patel said the project had been cleared by the government and was in the advanced stage of implementation. It would come up on the same pattern of green field airports already set up in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Lucknow. He said Chandigarh Airport would also be upgraded to meet the growing need of the people of this area.  
 
Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, said the government was set to chalk out a roadmap to boost religious tourism in the state.
 
He said the government was contemplating to develop religious tourism by connecting Sri Anandpur Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib and Sri Harmandir Sahib. Another circuit of Hindu shrines from Naina Devi, Maisarkhana, Durgiana Temple and Vaishno Devi would also be developed in a big way.  
 
Later Capt Amarinder Singh along with Mr Patel flagged off the flight.
 
Meanwhile, the General Manager (Architect) of the AAI, Mr Harpal Singh, today made the detail presentation of the new design of the Airport Complex to the Minister of Civil Aviation and visiting dignitaries.
 
The Director Airport, Mr V.S. Mulekar, said the minister showed keen interest in the development of the airport and said the complex would be ready within a year.
 
The minister was accompanied by MPs attached to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Mr Tarlochan Singh, Chairman, National Minorities Commission, among others.
 
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Amritsar Dubai flights
Reply #14 - 19. Jun 2005 at 22:13
 
Currently, there are no direct flights from Amritsar to Dubai, however there are four direct flights to Sharjah, which is near Dubai itself.  
 
What does it means by "Direct flight from AMRITSAR to DUBAI" on anvil. What does ANVIL means?
 
Please reply back ASAP.
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