Jat stir: Extra flights organised to beat Haryana blockade

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New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry on Sunday said it has organised additional flights to deal with the road and rail blockades in Haryana by protestors from the Jat community seeking reservation in jobs and colleges under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota.

An official statement here said national carrier Air India would operate an additional flight on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar-Delhi route on Sunday evening. The flight will depart Delhi at 1730 hrs, Chandigarh at 1910 hrs and Amritsar at 2035 hrs.

Budget carrier SpiceJet will operate three additional flights on Thursday: Delhi (17.55)–Jaipur (1915)–Delhi; Delhi (1740)–Amritsar–(1910) Delhi; and Delhi (2035)–Chandigarh (2200)–Delhi.

Jet Airways will operate an additional flight on the Delhi (1325)–Amritsar (1525)- Delhi route on Sunday.

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Another low-cost carrier, IndiGo, will operate an additional flight on Monday on the Delhi (2125)–Chandigarh–Delhi and Delhi (2140)–Jaipur– Delhi sectors.

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