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Reply #30 - 10. Aug 2005 at 19:50
 
Could anyone tell me what is the meaning of a GREENFIELD AIRPORT and what has Ludhiana got do do with it? Is Amritsar International is a greenfield airport?  
 
Please let me know as soon as possible, please!  
 
Please let me know what does WARFOOTING means and what has it got to do with the new international terminal of Amritsar?
 
LET ME KNOW QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
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Reply #31 - 11. Aug 2005 at 13:25
 

 
greenfield airport means local and domestic flight only and warfooting means all works at the airport liting painting  aircon renovation is in fool swing at the same time every ting is in a mass .
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Reply #32 - 11. Aug 2005 at 22:50
 
Minister urged to improve airport facilities  
Pawan Kumar
 
The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, and Rajya Sabha Member, Mr Tarlochan Singh, has urged the Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, to depute a committee of senior officers to assess the immediate requirements of Rajasansi International Airport at Amritsar.  
 
Mr Tarlochan Singh, in a letter to the minister, a copy of which was released to Amritsar Plus, appreciated the “go ahead” signal given by the minister for the completion of arrival and departure lounges at the newly-constructed terminal building at the airport.  
 
He said that in view of more than 50 weekly flights being operational from the airport and a large number of passengers using the facilities, the improvement in infrastructure was a must. As the facilities were not up to the mark, there was resentment among NRIs and foreign tourists visiting the Holy City.  
 
It may be recalled that the minister for civil aviation had stalled the construction of the modern terminal building in view of the new design. This caused a considerable delay in the opening of the arrival and departure lounges. Mr Tarlochan Singh added that he had urged the minister to allow the use of the newly-constructed terminal building for the convenience of the passengers.
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Reply #33 - 09. Sep 2005 at 01:46
 
Amritsar airport to have fabricated cold store  
Poonam Batth
Tribune News Service  
 
Chandigarh, September 6
Following the failure of talks between the Airport Authority of India and central and state agencies regarding the establishment of a permanent cold storage facilities for handling export of perishable cargo, at Amritsar, the Punjab Government is now setting up a fabricated cold store and cool chain facilities.  
 
The facility, being provided in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Agriculture and APEDA (Agriculture Export Promotion and Development Authority), will go a long way in promoting the exports of fresh fruits and vegetables from Punjab to other parts of the world.
 
Giving details, Mr Himmat Singh, Managing Director of Punjab Agri and Export Limited, said the portable and dismantable structure would require only some foundation supports and would have a capacity of 40 tonnes. The estimated cost of this facility will be Rs 65 lakh and the cost will be shared by the Punjab Government, the Union Ministry of Agriculture and APEDA.
 
The expansion of the airport is already under way and it will enable large cargo aircraft to operate from Amritsar. This coupled with the setting up of cold chain facility will enable the loading of fresh fruits and vegetables even during the summer months. At present, because of lack of infrastructural facilities, trial export consignments were getting damaged.
 
While the setting up of the cold store would have taken another year and a half, the fabricated cold store would be ready by November.
 
Already 161 acres have already been handed over to the Airport Authority of India for the expansion of the Amritsar airport. Besides this, the approach road to the airport has been widened. As a result of the measures, industries exporting goods with short shelf-life and fast-moving products will benefit the most. As an ad hoc measure, two refrigerated containers have been stationed at the cargo complex at the airport to facilitate exports.
 
 
 
 
  Passengers irked as flight cancelled  
Our Correspondent  
 
Rajasansi (Amritsar), September 6
The International airport witnessed rowdy scenes after the announcement of the cancellation of Air Slovakia flight.  
 
Agitated passengers and escorting relatives/friends manhandled Flight Manager Amarjit soon after the announcement was made.
 
About 300 ticket holders and those accompanying them for a flight to Bergamo, Italy, had started arriving at about 9 am and waited for the take-off scheduled for 2 pm.  
 
The situation turned tense when angry passengers and others waving tickets mobbed a flight official and started raising slogan against him even as the foreign flight crew of the airlines sat huddled in bus in the parking area.
 
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) rescued the official. However, the passengers broke the cordon and ran after him. The official managed to go inside the International Arrival Lounge building with the help of the CISF and a few persons present in the scene.  
 
For nearly three hours the passengers did not budge and continued to raise slogans, demanding refund. The situation eased only after the airlines issued certificates to each passenger citing that “MP Flywell services, Italy, had defrauded the airlines by not paying operating charges and hence the flight has been cancelled.”
 
 
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Reply #34 - 15. Sep 2005 at 19:52
 
The long waited airport is finalley opened. today is the opening ceremony for the new terminal and all flights will now arrive at the new terminal building. I spoke to the indian airlines staff at the airport this morning on the phone. There are now two full lenght luggage belt eight counters for custem clearence they told me thet it will take only half an hour to clear luggage.
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Reply #35 - 15. Sep 2005 at 23:44
 
When CISF personnel at Rajasansi airport say:
‘May I help you?’  
Rashmi Talwar  
 
The CISF especially designed the ‘politeness orientation programme’ in consultation with the airport authorities to meet the requirements of passengers.  
 
Next time you decide to fly from the Rajasansi International Airport, don’t be surprised if the earlier gruff-sounding CISF security personnel (Central Industrial Service Force) greets you with a cheery “Good Morning!” or politely asks you for the boarding card! He has, after all, gone through a ‘politeness orientation programme.’  
 
The CISF especially designed this programme in consonance with the airport authorities and requirements of the flight passengers.
 
The programme was introduced after complainants were received regarding misbehavior by airport personnel. Hence, the orientation programme was designed to tone down the aggressive behaviour among the security personnel towards passengers, which, authorities said, was bringing a bad name to the airport.
 
“In the weeklong programme, 40 minutes were devoted to learning polite interaction with passengers,” CISF commandant Mr Jarnail Singh told Amritsar Plus.  
 
The programme also specified the time when such behavior is necessitated. Hence, the “30-second interaction during frisking” would not only have a smiling CISF face but also greetings like “hello, welcome, excuse me”. The interaction would include telling the passengers — “These are unavoidable security checks to make your journey safe”, “May I have your boarding card for stamping”, “May I help you” (for old, infirm, disabled or women with children), “Thank you for your cooperation” (while returning boarding card after security check).
 
For foreign tourists visiting the city of the Golden Temple, CISF personnel have been trained to say, “Hope you had a pleasant time/stay.”  
 
“Have a nice flight/ pleasant journey”, “Wish you a speedy recovery (for patients)”, “Please accept our sympathies” (if a passenger is proceeding for a solemn occasion) are some of the other pleasantries one may get to hear soon.  
 
The programme helps the personnel interact in English, Hindi and Punjabi. However, it is still to be seen how far learning is put to practice.  
 
Presently, as many as 184 CISF personnel are on deputation at this highly sensitive airport. Hence, the holy city airport is equipped with an anti-hijacking (quick reaction force) unit and specialised airport security (CISF).
 
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Reply #36 - 23. Sep 2005 at 06:28
 
Please let me know if airport terminal has opened?
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Reply #37 - 23. Sep 2005 at 12:45
 

 
The new terminal has been opened on the 15 of october last week you can see the immages of the airport on the net. bye
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Reply #38 - 23. Sep 2005 at 18:51
 
Where can you see the pics of the new terminal building at Amritsar Airport? Will any decent airlines fly from London to Amritsar?
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Reply #39 - 24. Sep 2005 at 03:12
 
Why no decent flights to Amritsar.......
 
Thats the question NRI's from Punjab should ask. Don't mistake me here.. just compare Bangalore, HYderabad with Amritsar.
 
Number of people from Amritsar or Punjab in west are much higher than Bangalore.... People are  flying to Amritsar since 80's (i can recall Air India International flights). Why Amritsar is still in 80's but new cities are gaining up.
 
Enough of poiniting at politicians.  
 
People from Punjab settled in UK prefer cheaper flights.. low qualities services and not many are on white collar jobs. Same people prefer easy jet or ryan air in Europe... So change your approach and see the change...
 
refuse to fly with low cost flights and see how things wil change...
Live like a King and not slave in west...
 
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Reply #40 - 24. Sep 2005 at 13:03
 
The new terminal has been opened on 15 of september last week.
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Reply #41 - 29. Sep 2005 at 19:42
 
Could some1 tell me has ANY 1 seen the new terminal from inside? If yes, please tell me what it looks like from inside.
 
Is it like the IGI Airport in Delhi or any other airport in India?
I don't want to know about the facilities(immigration, duty free shop)  
If you have visited inside the new terminal building then please write your own views and first impressions about the terminal building and please try NOT to mention about the facilities available or the old terminal building.
 
LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  
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Reply #42 - 10. Nov 2005 at 01:09
 
Cold storage to come up at Rajasansi  
Varinder Walia and Ashok Sethi  
 
Amritsar, November 3
The Union Government has decided to construct an ultramodern cold storage at an expenditure of Rs 18 crore at the Rajasansi International Airport for perishable goods meant for exporting to various countries.  
 
The Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India, Mr P.K. Aggarwal, during his visit to the city, said the Union Ministry of Agriculture had cleared the project and the work would start soon.
 
He said to meet the need of fruit and vegetable exporters, temporary shed would be built to provide immediate facility. He said the Punjab Government had been lobbying for the project for a long time and a large number of Indian and foreign companies had been exploring the opportunity to export perishable agriculture produce to Europe and Middle East.
 
Mr Aggarwal said the Airport Authority of India had already earmarked 3,500 sq yd plot for the construction of the complex.
 
According to the feasibility report prepared by Punjab Agro Industries Corporation and the Agriculture Produce and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA), there was an export potential of Rs 100 crore per day, he added.
 
Mr V.S. Mulekar, Director, Airport, said the project would benefit the farming community of the state. He said the Airport Authority of India would extend all possible help to make the project a success.
 
He said the meeting was attended by senior functionaries of the Airport Authority of India (AAI), including Mr Roshan Lal, Executive Director, Cargo, Mr Balbir Singh, Executive Director, Land, Mr K.S. Money, Chairman, APEDA, and Mr Himmat Singh, Managing Director, Punjab Agro Industries Corporation
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Reply #43 - 10. Nov 2005 at 13:10
 
Dear Sir I just came back from Amritsar today 10 Nov I was there for one week I saw the new Terminal  of course it is not that big which you may think of but it is hundred times better than before I landed there by Singapore Airlines on 7 Nov as the bus took us to the new terminal building we first has to line up for custom clearence I decided to be the last person to clear the custom counter as I want to see every thing properly I observe that it is very neet and clean and right on top I saw a flat screen tv moniter wich shows the in coming flight two Indian Airlines and a Singapore Airlines unlike the bulky TV sets it is nice but the custem clearence took about twenty minutes to clear and when I came to collect my luggage there were two belts to clear the luggage of course one was working as every flight is allowed one belt.  It took me only five to ten minutes to collecet my luggage and then when I walked out there was two person cheching the luggage tak you must keep your luggage tak with you as they must see that your luggage is correct. And then I walked out to my supprise there was no body to stop me to check my luggage even the exray machine there was switched off and no wan was there to ask me eny thing and I observed that the hole flight walket out with no problem. There is a small duty free shop just like a normal shop. Every one was cleared within half an hour. Thank.
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Reply #44 - 11. Nov 2005 at 14:48
 
No move yet to clean up Tung Dhab drain  
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service
 
 
The Ajnala Road, leading to the International Rajasansi Airport, passes over the open Tung Dhab drain gives a wrong message to international tourists arriving here. It is also genetically damaging the people living on its banks.  
 
The state government and the Municipal Corporation are still to wake out of their slumber to treat the polluted waters of Tung Dhab drain, which also passes through different parts of the holy city. The women of the adjoining area have suffered the most due to the presence the drain’s high bacteriological content, which had damaged their gene.
 
Mr P.S. Randhawa, General Secretary, Pollution Control Committee Amritsar (PCCA), had written to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh in January to make sure that the drain was included in the “River Ravi Action Plan.”  
 
He wrote that Pakistan had on many an occasions pointed out at international fora that India was polluting the river Ravi through effluents from drains such as the one in Hudiara.  
 
The Tung Dhab drain joins with Hudiara drain near the international border.
 
The PCCA General Secretary said that there were various small-scale industries, notably textile processing, woolen cloth dyeing, electroplating, iron foundries, pulp and paper mills in the area. The effluents of industries discharged wastes into the drains— the Gumtala drain ( which carries paper mill, and textile processing mill effluents) and the Verka drain (which carries milk plant, iron foundries and woolen dyeing mill effluents). These drains together fall into the Tung Dhab drain. The drain also receives sewage water from various localities of the city.  
 
Spread over 30,000 sq mts, Mahal village is situated along the right bank of the drain and is inhabited by the people from low socio-economic strata.
 
Mr Randhawa said that a study conducted by the the Human Genetics Department, Guru Nanak Dev University showed that the drain carried largely untreated industrial effluents and sewage from various localities of the holy city. The water of Tung Dhab drain and groundwater of the village was found to be hard, more alkaline and had very high bacteriological contents and higher concentrations of heavy metals like chromium, phosphate, nickel and cadmium, and comparatively lower levels of zinc, magnesium and copper. The results indicated a DNA damage being caused by a chronic exposure to polluted water having heavy metals.  
 
The residents of Mahal had much higher frequency of micro nucleated (MN) cells. A comparison was made between MN cell in different age groups of subjects and controls. There was nearly a linear increase in the MN frequency with increasing duration of stay in the village. Women with more than 10 years of stay in the village had significantly higher frequency than women with a shorter stay there.
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