The Chandigarh international airport will be functional for round-the-clock flying operations by March 31, the Central Government told the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
As a petition filed in public interest for making the airport fully functional came up during high court the hearing, the Centre submitted that the entire work related to night operations at the Chandigarh international airport was expected to be over by March-end.
Assistant Solicitor-General of India Chetan Mittal added that a substantial amount of work for making the airport fully operational round the clock had been completed.
He added that issues related to delay in payments of the agencies involved in the work at the airport would also be resolved expeditiously.
The Bench, during the course of the hearing, was also told that the Chandigarh international airport was already receiving offers from some airlines willing to start Chandigarh-Delhi flights till 11.45 pm and at 6 am.
Giving details, Mittal added that the airlines had shown interest in late-night and early-morning flights after the airport decided to extend the airplane parking facility at the Chandigarh airport.
The High Court has already been told that several new flights from Chandigarh to Delhi, Mumbai and the Middle East were on the cards.
The flights to Mumbai would further connect to international destinations such as London, Manchester, Paris and Amsterdam.