Chandigarh, Sep 27 (PTI) The Hisar Civil Airport Thursday got the authorisation to operate airlines on Delhi-Hisar and Hisar-Chandigarh routes, officials said. Also Read - Star Sports to Air 50 Greatest IPL Matches Starting March 29

The selected airline is expected to start operations from November 2018 onwards, a spokesman of the Civil Aviation Department said here. Also Read - Naomi Osaka Supports 'Brave Decision' to Postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020

“The Hisar Civil Airport has now the authorisation to operate scheduled airline operations as it has been accorded Aerodrome Licence today by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Government of India. This licence authorizes the Airport to operate scheduled airline operations,” he said. Also Read - Coronavirus: PM Narendra Modi Praises Suresh Raina For Donation to COVID-19 Relief Funds in Quirky Fashion | POST

He said the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has selected the Hisar Airport for operations on Delhi-Hisar and Hisar-Chandigarh routes under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN.

The Civil Aviation Department is also going to open the Narnaul Airport for Aero Sports activities like sky diving, hot air balooning and power gliding, he said.

On Independence Day, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had dedicated the state’s first civil airport at Hisar to the people of Haryana, saying it would open the possibilities of creating an economic corridor and vibrant industrial ecosystem.

“Under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS)-UDAN, airline namely M/s Pinnacle Airways Limited has bid for two routes — Delhi-Hisar and Hisar-Chandigarh. Six flights a week have been planned on both the routes from here,” Khattar had said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.