Jats stir: Army uses Jaipur civil airport to clear blockades

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Jaipur, Feb 22: The army has been allowed access to Jaipur civil airport to conduct its services in view of the road and rail blockades in neighbouring Haryana by Jat agitators demanding quota in government jobs.

Jaipur Aiport (AAI) Director B K Tailang said here that army was allowed to make use of the Jaipur Airport located in Sanganer for its chopper or aircraft services to desired locations and destinations.


Since Jaipur is close to Delhi and Haryana, the Jaipur Civil Airport has allowed the army to use it on the direction of the Centre, he said.

He refused to disclose the number of sorties undertaken by the army citing confidentiality. Private airlines were also encouraged to introduce extra flights to ease passenger load, Tailang said.

SpiceJet announced an extra flight to Delhi, while Air India also planned one more flight to the national capital in the evening, he said.


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