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Boom time for Hisar realty

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    Re : Boom time for Hisar realty

    Hisar airport rekindles people’s hopes
    Deepender Deswal
    Tribune News Service

    Hisar, August 2

    After a failed attempt in nineties, the local airport, which was recently upgraded to a civil airport, would soon operate domestic flights after a gap of nearly 20 years.

    Hisar was the first town in the state to start domestic flights in 1993-94. However, the services had to be terminated within six months due to lack of passengers.

    Located nearly 5 km from the town along the National Highway No. 10, the airport is presently managed by the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA) which provides flying and gliding training to youth.

    The flying club owns two aircraft -- 4-seater Cessna 172 and 2-seater Cessna 152 -- and two motor gliders. It has 4,000 feet strip which will be extended up to 6,000 feet for landing of aircraft like ATR Turboprops and jets.

    The airport was constructed in 1965 for the Hisar Aviation Club which was merged with the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation in 1999.

    Officials at the airfield said private airlines had started domestic flights from Hisar to Delhi and other places in 1993-94. The Air India's Yayudoot had also started its flights from this airport but terminated after a period of six months.

    “But the services had to be stopped as the airlines faced financial crunch as well as shortage of passengers,” said aviation club in charge Isreal Mohammad.

    Jagdish Jindal, a local industrialist who had travelled from Hisar to Delhi in the nineties, said, "At present, the situation is quite different as the volume of trade and industries has increased manifold. Now, Hisar city and other nearby towns have potential air travellers and hopefully, the past experience would not be repeated this time."

    Rameshwar Dass, president of the Hisar Goldsmith Association, said the air services would prove economical for the traders, as presently they had to go to Delhi. “I hope the Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Rajkot routes should be taken on priority.”

    Sampat Singh, Congress MLA from Nalwa segment in Hisar, said it would emerge as a transit route for traders, industrialists and other prospective passengers.

    People travelling to adjoining towns of Rajasthan like Pilani, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner and Punjab towns on Haryana borders will find it economical to board flights from here, he said.
    Dil Jawan Hai To Jahan Hai


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      Re : Boom time for Hisar realty

      Flights fail

      The delhi flight is bound to fail once again. Think about the utility in terms of time and money.

      Hisar is barely 170kms away. Lets take the extreme case of someone living in South delhi / north delhi.
      Delhi - Bahadurgarh = 1 hour
      Bahadurgarh to Hisar = 3 hours maximum
      Total = 4 hours maximum

      In case of flight
      1 hour to airport + 1 hour to boarding + 30 minutes flight + 30 minutes to Hisar home / bus stand = 3 hours.

      Why would one spend thousands of rupees extra to save just one hour? Also, the hassle of security check and baggage claim will be huge. The air service is bound to fail once again.

      Also imagine when hisar-rohtak road is 4-laned? The travel time will reduce to 3 hours. Imagine when hansi-meham railway line is completed and a shatabdi train is launched. The travel time might be reduced to 2.5 hours. Delhi flights just dont make any sense to hisar.

      However other flights such as hisar-jaipur or chandigarh or dehradun or shimla or amritsar or jammu will make a lot of sense. Anywhere if the travel time is 6 hours or more, the service will be of value.


      Have any questions or thoughts about this?