SHILLONG: 18th June 2022 (PTI Source)
ATDC is providing a special flight service between Guwahati and Silchar starting today, the 18th of June, owing to the floods and landslides caused by incessant rain, which has disrupted links between Barak Valley and other regions of the state.
The route between Guwahati and Silchar has been cut off by floods and landslides, owing to continual rainfall. A special flight is being prepared once again from Guwahati to Silchar on June 18, 2022, at a fixed price of INR 4,000 to enable stranded individuals to move about freely.
ATDC announced that the route between Guwahati and Silchar will be restored as planned on 30th July, after almost 5 years of connectivity disruption.
On the 18th and 19th of June, ATDC will charter flight service to Silchar from Guwahati, where the special flight will depart at 6 PM. The return Silchar-Guwahati flight will depart at 7:10 PM.
From the 20th of June, the LGBI Airport in Guwahati will serve as the new departure point for flights to Silchar, with departures at 7:45 AM. and the return flight from Silchar departs at 8:55 AM.
“Passengers will be able to pre-book their tickets at a dedicated counter at the office of Cachar Deputy Commissioner, stationed in Silchar,” according to a release.
A dedicated ticket booking counter has been set up in Guwahati in the office of Red River Travels, which is a division of the ATDC, at the Paryatan Bhawan, which is in Paltan Bazaar.
To buy flight tickets, you can;
Contact +91-8135 902 973
Email at atdcflightservice@gmail(dot)com
At the ticket counters in Guwahati and Silchar, you can also pay using cards, cash, UPI, or Google Pay at +91-8135 902 973.
"We're restarting government-subsidized flight services between Guwahati and Silchar on the 18th of June, in response to the persistent rain and the loss of connectivity with the Barak Valley. ATDC has collaborated with FLyBig to enable this service to travellers. I urge all stranded passengers not to panic and to make reservations immediately," as tweeted by the CM of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma.
In the near future, a high-speed railway will connect the locations of India's northeast, including Kolkata, Silchar, and Guwahati. Meanwhile, a special flight service has been launched between Silchar and Guwahati in response to the difficulties faced by stranded individuals in Barak Valley.
A contract was signed with FlyBig to provide a ten-day service between Silchar and Guwahati for a discounted price of INR 3000 per flight service.
The state government paid the airline a subsidy to cover the additional expenditure. ATDC office in Paltan Bazar and the office of the Cachar DC have therefore opened special queues for booking flight tickets.