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SC stays Meghalaya HC order directing private airlines to start services

Supreme Court had on Wednesday agreed to hear the plea of private airlines challenging the high court order asking it to start flight operations form the Umroi Airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Thursday stayed the High Court order that had directed commercial airlines like and to immediately begin flight operations from Umroi airport in the northeast state.

A bench headed by took note of the submissions of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing airlines that there were no fire fighting and other facilities available at Umroi airport and flight operations cannot be started immediately.

"The high court order shall remain stayed," the bench which also comprised Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said.

The apex court had on Wednesday agreed to hear the plea of private airlines challenging the high court order asking it to start flight operations form the Umroi Airport, 30 km from the capital Shillong.

The apex court was told that the high court on its own had last week taken up the matter and asked the Director General of Civil Aviation, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of (AAI) Chairman to hold a meeting within a week on the issue of making the airport operational.

First Published: Thu, December 13 2018. 11:55 IST
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