Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Airport operations across India are likely to be affected on Wednesday morning as thousands of airport employees will go on a strike from midnight tonight 11MARCH

The call for the strike has come from the Airport Authority Employees Joint Forum.

The employees are demanding that the existing Bangalore and Hyderabad airports should continue operations.

This demand has been rejected by the civil aviation ministry during talks with the employees union leaders.

Under the contract with the builders of the new airports in the two cities, the existing airports have to be closed once the new airports become operational.

A large number of international flights take off late at night from various airports around the country. The strike may have a direct impact on the flight schedule.

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