Good news for Vizag airport

The defence ministry has agreed to the request of Andhra Pradesh for extending the timings at Visakhapatnam airport by four hours on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays till the 24X7 hours operations begin. Union Defence Minister A K Antony, in a written communication to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said the matter has been examined and considering the immediate nature of the requirement, the watch hours Iof NS Dega Visakhapatnam will be extended to 22.55 hours for three days in a week from October 1 for a duration of six months to meet the requirements of the proposed operations. Mr Antony said the proposal for operation of the Visakhapatnam airport round the clock was under consideration, an official press release said here today.