Air India threw new life to the closed Kazi Nazrul Islam International airport of Durgapur as the National Carrier re-introduced flights in the Delhi-Durgapur route yesterday, the first day of the Bengali New Year 1425.
More than ninety percent passenger occupancy on the Delhi-Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi sector since February 15, has prompted Zoom Air to increase the number of daily flights between Durgapur and Delhi to two.
In an attempt to look back at the year 2016 and how it went for the people of Durgapur, here are excerpts of the top seven Durgapur related news of 2016 that hit national headlines bringing both cheer and gloom for the residents of the industrial town.
In a rather unfortunate decision Air India announces the withdrawal of flight on the Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi sector from 17 June, putting the fate of country’s first Aerotropolis at Andal in Durgapur into uncertainty.
Success of Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi route is all set to see expansion of the Kazi Nazrul Islam International Airport of Durgapur in a big way as more private players may operate flights from April this year to destinations like Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.