NSCBI remains unaffected by bandh

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Kolkata, Nov 12 (UNI) The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport today remained virtually unaffected following the Opposition sponsored 24-hour bandh in West Bengal.

Although there has been no cancellation, some private airlines had combined some of their flights in view of low passenger capacity.

The Indian operated morning flights to Port Blair, Silchar, Guwahati, Mumbai, Delhi and Agartala. Flights will also be operated to Yangoon, Aizawl, Dimapur, Silchar and Kathmandu later in the day, a spokesman of the national domestic carrier said.

''There has been a congestion of passengers in the domestic terminal with most of them either staying overnight at the airport or arriving early in the morning to catch their flights. Some passengers who had arrived on international flights in the wee hours of today have been left stranded in the airport because of the absence of taxis and vehicles. An international flight from Bangkok arrived on schedule. A special Haj flight will be leaving in the evening,'' according to Mr V K Munga, regional director (eastern) Airports Authority of India.

The Indian's Port Blair flight was the first to leave the airport today.

UNI

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