NRI Sabha demands opening of Adampur Airport for civilian flights

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Jalandhar, May 2 (UNI) For the convenience of NRIs of Doaba region, Punjab NRI Sabha has demanded opening up of Adampur Airport for civilian flights.

Taking a cue from Bathinda Airport, NRI Sabha president Kamaljit Singh Hayer said "When Bathinda Airport could be opened for civilian flights, then why not Adampur Airport. Opening of Adampur Airport for civilian flights would benefit the NRIs, as maximum of them are from Doaba region." He said the matter had been taken up with the Central and State government for further discussion.

For construction of a new building of the Sabha, Mr Hayer said that three kanal land had been taken on 99 years lease and soon new building would be constructed on it.

Mr Hayer further said that with the opening up of NRI Police Stations, now they were focusing on setting up of Fast Track Courts (Judicial) and establishement of which would ensure speedy justice to NRIs. "Any complaint against NRIs should be dealt at least by the officer of the rank of Deputy Suprintendent of Police," he demanded.

He said the members of the Sabha would soon be meeting Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal to urge him to review nearly 1300 cases registered against NRIs in which they had been declared as proclaimed offenders and hoped that within next six months majority of the cases would be solved.

Mr Hayer said the Sabha would further take up the matter of opening of NRI Help Centres at New Delhi and Amritsar airports.

After formation of the new body of the Sabha, within two months, out of 101 complained received by the Sabha, 45 had already been solved and others were in the pipeline, he said adding that most the complaints received by the Sabha, concerned with land and property disputes and frauds.

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