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To make Chandigarh as education Hub, PUCA urged more Flights

April 07, 2019 06:41 PM

CHANDIGARH: For the convenience of students and to attract more students from all across the Country and SAARC Countries, Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) urged more flights from Chandigarh International Airport.

Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA while speaking said that it is a welcoming step that Chandigarh Airport is becoming operational for 24*7. Kataria further urged that new connecting flights from Patna, Ranchi, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Thimpu, Jammu, Leh, Kathmandu, Jaipur, Kangra, Amritsar, Bathinda, Gaya, Bagdogra etc should be started to the feeder States like Bihar, Nepal, seven sisters of North East, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh etc under the Udan (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme.

Amit Sharma, Senior Vice President, PUCA said that Chandigarh and Punjab region is becoming the education hub of the Country due to its peaceful environment. After South India then later Delhi NCR and now Chandigarh is also emerging as the popular destination for the students to have their higher studies. Not only this but the students from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries and Africa also studying in Chandigarh-Punjab region.

CA Dr. Manmohan Garg, Finance Secretary,  PUCA said that in recent past years Chandigarh has emerged as an Education Hub because of it's peaceful and beautiful environment, low crime rate, safety and security for girls, air and rail connectivity, job opportunities in IT Parks, affordable housing/paying guests etc. Hence more infrastructure need to be developed to make Chandigarh a preferred destination for education.

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