Bagdogra Airport
West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.21

Deb steps in, taxi owners defer strike

Taxi owners and drivers of Bagdogra and Siliguri, planning a strike earlier this week to demand revised fares, among others, decided to defer it for a fortnight after talks with state tourism minister...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Cool Siliguri is city’s envy but all flights hit

All 42 flights were cancelled at the Bagdogra airport on Tuesday because of dense fog at Siliguri and its surrounding areas on Tuesday. Residents of Siliguri experienced the season’s first chil...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.21

Promise of talks defers taxi strike

In a last-minute decision, associations of taxi owners and drivers of Bagdogra and Siliguri on Tuesday deferred their decision of indefinite strike, a relief to tourists and tourism stakeholders. On ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.21

Bagdogra taxis to stay off road

Around 1,200 taxis which ferry passengers from Bagdogra airport will stay off the road for an indefinite period from Tuesday to demand revision of fare among others. The Bagdogra Airport All Taxi Ass...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.21

Delhi blamed for growth pangs

State tourism minister Gautam Deb on Monday alleged that it was because of the Centre that the Bagdogra airport’s expansion was delayed and traffic snarls along a stretch of NH31 near Darjeeling...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


Calcutta  /  Published 09.12.20

Dense fog disrupts flights for 5 hours

Dense fog disrupted many flights at the Calcutta airport on Tuesday morning, the first time this season. Low visibility triggered by the fog delayed the departure of 27 flights. The arrival of five f...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.20

Extra space for security check at Bagdogra

The Airports Authority of India opened an extended portion of the security hold area of the Bagdogra airport for passengers on Wednesday. Arvind Singh, the chairman of the AAI, inaugurated the facili...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.20

Bagdogra airport set for expansion

According to him, the existing infrastructure can handle only 7.5 lakh passengers annually, while the airport served more than 30 lakh travellers last year. “The airport has seen a tremendous s...
By Vivek Chhetri, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri, Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.20

Land given for Bagdogra airport expansion

Apart from providing land for the airport’s expansion, Mamata tried to reach out to the hill population and the Rajbanshi community. She gave a grant of Rs 175 crore to the Gorkhaland Territori...
By Bireswar Banerjee, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.20

Flight lands with hill residents

When Air Arabia from Sharjah landed at Bagdogra airport on Friday afternoon with 215 passengers, it was a triumph of community spirit over politicians’ indifference to the plight of expatriates....
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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