Mysore, Feb. 2 (RK&SH)- Nearly 100 activists under the auspices of Association of Concerned and Informed Citizen of Mysore (ACICM) today staged a unique post card stir in front of Mysore City Corporation to urge the State Government and Airport Authorities of India (AAI) for starting commercial online operations at the upgraded Mysore airport.

The activists, led by ACICM Convenor M. Lakshmana, dropped post cards addressed to the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore-1 and the Chairman, Airports Authority of India, Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Safdarjug Airport, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003 in equal numbers into the two post boxes kept at the entrance to Corporation offices.

Speaking to reporters, Lakshmana complained that although work of upgrading the Mysore Airport had been completed spending crores of rupees, commercial operations at the facility had not begun due to lack of interest by the State Government and AAI, coming in the way of development of tourism in Mysore region. Infosys Technologies sources had declared their need for the facility on a regular basis apart from many other business houses and public of Mysore, Lakshmana said.

Mysore Airport was one of the 32 airports in the country awaiting commercial operations, he added. The post cards with hand-written matter carried the message demanding early activation of Mysore airport.

Mysore MP H. Viswanath, who visited the Hinkal Church this morning, also told reporters that he would take up the matter of starting commercial operations at Mysore Airport early with the State Govt. as well as AAI. Police bandobust had been arranged at the Corporation office.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore