SGPC members flag off Air India’s inaugural Chandigarh- Nanded flight
Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) members on Tuesday morning flagged off Air India’s Chandigarh Nanded inaugural flight at the Mohali International airport. The Airbus AB-320 NEO aircraft took off at 9:10 am. All the 162 seats on board were booked.
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The dignitaries present on this occasion were, SAD MP from Anandpur Sahib, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Akali leader, Tota Singh, former minister and senior SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema and senior youth leader Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra.
Before boarding the plane, the dignitaries first performed ardaas to seek the blessings from the God. Then, they cut the cake in the presence of Air India pilot and other staff. Also, to make this occasion memorable, Guru Ka Langar was organised. Eye Hospital from Chandigarh also brought Langar for the Sangat travelling to Nanded Sahib.
On December 24, 2018, Air India announced that a direct flight from Chandigarh to Nanded Sahib will start on January 8, 2019.
The flight will operate twice a week i.e. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Flight number 817 will depart from Chandigarh at 9:10 hrs and will reach Nanded at 11:30 hrs. And flight number 818 will depart from Nanded at 12:05 hrs and will arrive in Chandigarh at 14:20 hrs.