DIBRUGARH, Sept 27 - Public sector carrier Air India has not linked Guwahati with Dibrugarh in their winter schedule too, despite demands to this effect by the Dibrugarh Nagarik Sangha. The Sangha has been suggesting that the Kolkata�Guwahati�Dibrugarh sector be serviced by Air India by morning and evening flight services, given the enormous demand on this route.
Air India has instead announced the winter schedule, likely to be effective from November 1 this year, whereby, Kolkata and Dibrugarh would have non stop morning flights, five days a week. Though this is far short of the public expectations, it is gathered that this is a result of unimaginative flight scheduling by Air India, egged on by vested interests. It is suspected that this could even be a prelude to Air India withdrawing from Dibrugarh (just like they did from Jorhat). The Dibrugarh Nagarik Sangha has urged Air India to be pragmatic so as to be of use to the public of the region, and operate flights accordingly.