DIBRUGARH, July 10 � The shortcomings in the passengers� facilities at the New Terminal Building of the airport here, which was brought to the notice of the Airports Authority of India by a few local social activists and reported in The Assam Tribune, have been partially looked into as this correspondent found cleaner toilets, lounges and also better cooling inside the building today, thanks to the centralized AC being put to the maximum by the authorities concerned.
The immediate response of the AAI to these issues has been lauded by the leading citizens here.
Nabajyoti Borkakoty, social activist and teacher at the Oil India HS School of Duliajan said that maintenance of the airport is a must. He appreciated the initiative taken by the Airport Director Kishore Sharma towards bringing about developments such as operationalization of the aerobridges, night landing facilities, the project for extension of the runway to 7,500 feet and also a few other developments at the airport.
Meanwhile, more flights are likely to join the existing fleet of flights at the Dibrugarh Airport, which already has three daily flights to New Delhi.
Disclosing this, Sharma said that some airlines have shown interest to add more flights to and from Dibrugarh. �This might include a non-stop daily direct flight from Dibrugarh to New Delhi, possibly in the evening hours as night landing has been provided at the airport,� he said.
Sharma also said that presently the number of passengers flying in and out of Dibrugarh airport has risen to around 1,500 per day and the same is going to double in the next couple of years.