VISAKHAPATNAM: The Eastern Naval Command has finally agreed to lift all restrictions it proposed to impose on operation of civilian flights from Visakhapatnam airport.
Representatives of AP Air Travellers Association (APATA), Tour Travellers Association (TTA) and Vizag Development Council (VDC) said an emergency meeting, called by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, was held at the airport lounge at around 8 pm on Friday.
The meeting, which continued for about an hour, was attended by the district collector, airport director and Vice Admiral M S Pawar, chief of staff, Eastern Naval Command. At the meeting, it was decided that all the proposed restrictions would be withdrawn.
“We are very happy that...today the Navy Chief of Staff has agreed to withdraw all restrictions on civilian flights at Vizag airport to be implemented from November 1. With this development, we can continue with the normal schedule of flights,” O Naresh Kumar, DS Varma and K Kumar Raja, representatives of the APATA, TTA and VDC respectively, informed TNIE.