Stranded passengers at Dibrugarh airport evacuated in phased manner, says civil aviation ministry

New Delhi, Dec 12 () The civil aviation ministry on Thursday said movement of passengers at Dibrugarh airport in Assam has been disrupted due to blockage of road transportation to and from the aerodrome.

The stranded passengers have been evacuated in a phased manner, the ministry said in a series of tweets.

"In consultation with stakeholders, air operations to and from the airport shall resume as soon as the situation improves," it said.

On Thursday, airlines cancelled flights to various places in Assam, which are witnessing unrest due to protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).

The ministry also said the temporary suspension of operations on Thursday is being closely monitored.

"The movement of passengers at Dibrugarh airport is disrupted due to the blockage of road transportation to and from the airport. The officials have extended all amenities to the stranded passengers with the help of local administration," the ministry said.

IndiGo, Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet and Vistara have cancelled their flights.

In a tweet, Vistara said it has cancelled flights "as per government advice due to current disturbances in Assam".

"Flight UK725 (IXB-DIB) and UK726 (DIB-IXB) are cancelled for today. We are offering free change/cancellation to Guwahati and Dibrugarh flights through Sunday, December 15," it said.

IXB and DIB are the codes for Bagdogra (West Bengal) and Dibrugarh airports. RAM RAM BAL BAL
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