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ਏਅਰ ਇੰਡੀਆ ਤੇ ਜੈੱਟ ਏਅਰਵੇਜ਼ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਵਿਤਕਰਾ: ਵਿਕਾਸ ਮੰਚ

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ, 30 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2017: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਮੰਚ ਦੇ ਸਰਪ੍ਰਸਤ ਡਾ. ਚਰਨਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਗੁਮਟਾਲਾ ਨੇ ਏਅਰ ਇੰਡੀਆ ਤੇ ਜੈੱਟ ਏਅਰਵੇਜ਼ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਜੀ ਅੰਤਰ-ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਹਵਾਈ ਅੱਡੇ ਤੋਂ ਸਿੱਧੀਆਂ ਵਿਦੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਉਡਾਣਾਂ ਚਲਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਵਿਤਕਰਾ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਦੋਸ਼ ਲਾਇਆ।

ਡਾ. ਗੁਮਟਾਲਾ ਨੇ ਇਸ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ’ਤੇ 2016 ਵਿੱਚ ਇਸ ਹਵਾਈ ਅੱਡੇ ਤੋਂ ਵਿਦੇਸ਼ਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਜਾਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਮੁਸਾਫ਼ਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਭਾਰੀ ਵਾਧਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ, ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਸਿਹਰਾ ਦੂਸਰੇ ਮੁਲਕਾਂ ਤੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀਆਂ ਦੂਸਰੀਆਂ ਏਅਰਲਾਇਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਇਸ ਹਵਾਈ ਅੱਡੇ ਤੋਂ ਸਿੱਧੀਆਂ ਉਡਾਣਾਂ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਯਾਤਰੂ ਸਿੱਧੀ ਉਡਾਣ ਨੂੰ ਪਸੰਦ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ।

ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਏਅਰ ਇੰਡੀਆ ਤੇ ਜੈੱਟ ਏਅਰਵੇਜ਼ ਨੇ ਅਜੇ ਤੀਕ ਸਿੱਧੀਆਂ ਉਡਾਣਾਂ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਨਹੀਂ ਕੀਤੀਆਂ, ਤੇ ਜੇ ਇਹ ਵੀ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰ ਦੇਣ ਤਾਂ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਭਾਰੀ ਵਾਧਾ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਹਵਾਈ ਅੱਡਾ, ਜਿਹੜਾ 60 ਕਰੋੜ ਸਾਲਾਨਾ ਘਾਟੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ, ਕਮਾਊ ਪੁੱਤ ਬਣ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ।

There is a great potential of passengers from Amritsar to Abu Dhabi : Sameep Singh Gumtala

Amritsar, April 4, 2016: Amritsar Vikas Manch has requested Jet Airways to start direct flights from Sri Guru Ram Das Ji Airport Amritsar to Abu Dhabi, UAE’S commercial capital. In a letter to Jet Airways Amritsar Station Manager Vivek Suri, Vice President Corporate Communications Manish Kalghatgi, Etihad Airways USA Manager Jon Spring, Manch Regional Representative from USA, Sameep Singh Gumtala stated that there is a great potential of passengers from Amritsar to Abu Dhabi.

The introduction of this service will allow passengers to avail of multiple travel options through Abu Dhabi to destinations in Europe, North America, Africa, South East Asia, Middle East and the Gulf on its partner Etihad Airways. Currently, to travel on Jet/Etihad connections, passengers has to travel to Delhi on Jet Airways, wait long hours at Delhi and then do another stop at Abu Dhabi. With this direct flight, guests can enjoy the advantage of direct seamless connectivity from Amritsar to Abu Dhabi with one stop connections to many other international destinations. The letter stated, after Jet Airways deal with Etihad in 2013, it was reported in the media, that Jet Airways has plans to connect 23 India cities to Abu Dhabi to synergize operations with Etihad Airways.

Jet and Etihad had also announced that eight Indian cities will come on the map by 2013 and in the second phase, Jet will fly to six more destinations directly to Abu Dhabi including Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow, Goa and Mangalore by the end of 2014. Mr. Gumtala highlighted in the letter that, out of these six additional planned destinations to be covered by Jet Airways, all the other 5 cities except Amritsar were connected with Abu Dhabi in 2014 and early 2015.

On 29 March 2016, Jet has started direct flight from Ahmedabad to Abu Dhabi but so far there has been no such announcement yet by the airline regarding Amritsar. Jet Airways Chairman, Naresh Goyal, who is a Punjabi is discriminating with the people from State by not starting any direct international flights after his airline cancelled Asr-London direct flight. Qatar Airways, a competitor of Jet/Etihad is doing tremendous business with its flight from Amritsar to Doha and connecting passengers to all of its more than 140 destinations around the world. The important advantage and a plus point is that this direct flight to Abu Dhabi will enable to earn two fold business, one with the flights from Amritsar to Europe and second one on North American sector. The best options are flight from Amritsar to Abu Dhabi and then travel onto Etihad flight into USA including west coast cities of San Francisco and LA, or to Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary), and also Australia where new wave of Punjabi immigrants is now settled.

Rly minister urged to extend rail freight corridor to Attari

Amritsar, 19 Nov 2015:– A city-based NGO has written to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu seeking extension of the eastern rail freight corridor up to the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari. The NGO has also urged the railways to initiate a campaign to turn its properties green and take other measures to bolster trade and travel.

Gubir Singh of Dalbir Foundation, in a communiqué sent to the minister, requested the extension of eastern rail freight corridor till the Attari border. “Although it was approved by the last government, there were some indications that it is being reconsidered,” he said. Gubir Singh said merits of the proposal have enhanced trade prospects with Afghanistan, CIS nations and Pakistan and it can create opportunity and establish bonds. This can bring the rail line into the ICP (only 400 metres away) to improve handling of freight in a secure manner as is being done globally. “Start container movement for better movement of bulk cargo through scanning devices to check the movement of contraband,” he requested.

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Amritsar-Kuala Lumpur flight from Oct 2015

Amritsar, 5 August 2015:  The Malaysia’s Malindo Air will launch its flight between Amritsar and Kuala Lumpur from October. It has come as a relief for Amritsar airport authorities as they had been seeking to increase global connectivity to boost their revenue. The airport has been running in losses. There will be three weekly flights: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays,” Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy tells Asia Samachar. More >>>

Malindo Air from 25OCT15 is launching additional new route to India, as it plans 3 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Amritsar service. This route is to be operated by Boeing 737-900ER on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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OD272 ATQ1315 – 2135KUL 739 357

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ਅੰਮਿ੍ਤਸਰ-ਲਾਲਕੂਆਂ ਏ. ਸੀ. ਐਕਸਪ੍ਰੈਸ 2 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ ਤੋਂ

ਅੰਮਿ੍ਤਸਰ, 25 ਸਤੰਬਰ 2013- ਰੇਲਵੇ ਨੇ ਅੰਮਿ੍ਤਸਰ ਤੇ ਲਾਲਕੂਆਂ (ਉਤਰਾਖੰਡ) ਦਰਮਿਆਨ ਨਵੀਂ ਏ. ਸੀ. ਰੇਲ ਗੱਡੀ ਚਲਾਉਣ ਦਾ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ | ਉੱਤਰੀ ਰੇਲਵੇ ਦੇ ਸੀਨੀਅਰ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਨਵੀਂ ਹਫਤਾਵਾਰੀ ਅੰਮਿ੍ਤਸਰ-ਲਾਲਕੂਆਂ ਏ ਸੀ ਐਕਸਪ੍ਰੈਸ ਹਰ ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ 2 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ ਤੋਂ ਦੋਵੇਂ ਪਾਸਿਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਚਲਾਈ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ| ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਏ ਸੀ ਐਕਸਪ੍ਰੈਸ ਅੰਮਿ੍ਤਸਰ ਤੋਂ ਹਰ ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ 5:55 ਸਵੇਰੇ ਚੱਲੇਗੀ ਤੇ ਉਸੇ ਦਿਨ ਸ਼ਾਮ 8:50 ‘ਤੇ ਲਾਲਕੂਆਂ ਪੁੱਜੇਗੀ ਤੇ ਵਾਪਸੀ ‘ਤੇ ਇਹ ਗੱਡੀ ਲਾਲਕੂਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਹਰ ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ 11:15 ਵਜੇ ਰਾਤ ਨੂੰ ਚੱਲੇਗੀ ਤੇ ਅਗਲੇ ਦਿਨ ਸਵੇਰੇ 2:45 ਵਜੇ ਅੰਮਿ੍ਤਸਰ ਪੁੱਜੇਗੀ| ਇਹ ਗੱਡੀ ਅੰਮਿ੍ਤਸਰ ਤੋਂ ਚੱਲ ਕੇ ਬਿਆਸ, ਜਲੰਧਰ, ਫਗਵਾੜਾ, ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ, ਨਵਾਂ ਮੋਰਿੰਡਾ, ਸਾਹਿਬਜ਼ਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ, ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ, ਅੰਬਾਲਾ ਕੈਂਟੋਨਮੈਂਟ, ਜਗਾਧਰੀ, ਸਹਾਰਨਪੁਰ, ਰੁੜਕੀ, ਲਕਸਰ, ਨਾਜੀਬਾਬਾਦ, ਮੁਰਾਦਾਬਾਦ ਤੇ ਕਾਸ਼ੀਪੁਰ ਸਟੋਸ਼ਨਾਂ ‘ਤੇ ਰੁਕੇਗੀ, ਵਾਪਸੀ ‘ਤੇ ਵੀ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਸਟੇਸ਼ਨਾਂ ‘ਤੇ ਰੁਕੇਗੀ |

Air India launches Amritsar-New Delhi-Birmingham flight

Air India launches Amritsar-New Delhi-Birmingham flight; airport to get connectivity with Australia from Aug 29

Amritsar, August 1st 2013:  With the Air India launching its Amritsar-New Delhi-Birmingham flight today and air link with Australia also in the offing, Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar, hopes to bring down its annual losses, which have mounted to over Rs 55 crore, primarily due to lack of international flights.

The Amritsar-New Delhi-Birmingham flight, a new 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner having 238 economy and 18 business class seats, will operate four days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Duronto’s name changed with two new halts

Amritsar, 2nd Sept 2012 (AmritsarPost/BharatSandesh Bureau):– Duronto Express, the dream train running between Amritsar and Chandigarh is going to get a new name “Superfast Intercity Express” from September 11 and will also get two new halts in Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

While disclosing this, the railway officials informed that the train number 12241 and 12242, Duronto Express would be called by a new name from September 11. Not only change of name, the new train would have new halts at Ludhiana and Jalandhar as well. From September 11, the train will start from Amritsar at 5.20 am and would arrive at Jalandhar at 6.12, Ludhiana at 7.15 and reach Chandigarh at 9.45 am.

Resumption of Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto Air India flight sought

 Amritsar, 8th August 2012 (C.S Gumtala- AmritsarPost Bureau):– The Amritsar Vikas Manch has demanded withdrawal of proposal to shut down Amritsar-Delhi- Toronto flight. In a memorandum sent to the President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Congress President Mrs.Sonia Gandhi, Civil Aviation Minister Sh. Ajit Singh, Punjab Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal, Lok Sabha Member S. Navjot Singh Sidhu and others, the patron of Amritsar Vikas Manch Dr. Charanjit Singh Gumtala stated that due to the  strike by pilots of Air India on 8 May 2012, Air India had shut down most of the  flights. After the withdrawal of the strike,  Air india has resumed most of the international flights to various destinations like New York, Chicago, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Amritsar-Chandigarh flights starts from July 23

Amritsar, 20 July 2012 (AmritsarPost Bureau):– The Mantra Regional Airline, under the aegis of Religare Voyages Ltd, will start its flights between Amritsar and Chandigarh from July 23rd 2012. It will be the first air link between the two cities. The company will operate two flights a day. First flight in the day will take off from Amritsar at 7:30 am and the return flight from Chandigarh will depart at 8:50 am. Similarly, Amritsar-Chandigarh flight in the evening will take off at 6:30 pm. And it will fly from Chandigarh at 7:30 pm.

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