Delhi on Friday opened the gates of its second airport at Hindon (near Ghaziabad) for commuters, thus reducing the load of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
A nine-seater plane, that belongs to the Heritage Aviation company, would be the first to take off from Hindon today. 55 policemen have been specially trained to ensure security at the airport.
The Hindon airport, which is 40 km from the IGI airport originally belongs to the Indian Air Force, which has permitted civilian flight passage under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme.
In the coming months, the CEO of Heritage Aviation Private Ltd, Rohit Mathur, plans to start flights for Dehradun, Hubli, Shimla, Faizabad, Gulbarga, Nasik and Coonoor among other popular destinations.