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Old June 29th, 2019, 05:41 AM   #14501
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As per TT Thai Airways is evaluating a direct flight to Phuket from CCU.

Overdue??
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Old July 4th, 2019, 12:31 PM   #14502
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I'm curious about the story behind Gouripur Jame Masjid, the seemingly quaint little mosque that's completely surrounded by CCU's airfield and in the path of its western runway. Also, what happens if growth eventually comes to necessate an extension of the runway into a full length taxiway for its Eastern counterpart?
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Old July 4th, 2019, 05:25 PM   #14503
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That small structure will hold up the extension of runway forever. It is a not a temple to be just bulldozed over.
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Old July 4th, 2019, 08:17 PM   #14504
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As per TT Thai Airways is evaluating a direct flight to Phuket from CCU.

Overdue??
It might work but the people who visit Phuket also visit Bangkok, so introducing a flight to Phuket would amount to cannibalizing traffic to BKK. But it is probably worth a try. Worst case they can always pull it off after 6 months, won't be the first time or reduce a flight to BKK.
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Old July 4th, 2019, 08:19 PM   #14505
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I'm curious about the story behind Gouripur Jame Masjid, the seemingly quaint little mosque that's completely surrounded by CCU's airfield and in the path of its western runway. Also, what happens if growth eventually comes to necessate an extension of the runway into a full length taxiway for its Eastern counterpart?
The key word is masjid, so nothing will happen, especially with Mumtaz Bano as the Chief Minister. If required they'd relocate the entire airport to facilitate the growth of that structure.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 06:43 AM   #14506
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It might work but the people who visit Phuket also visit Bangkok, so introducing a flight to Phuket would amount to cannibalizing traffic to BKK. But it is probably worth a try. Worst case they can always pull it off after 6 months, won't be the first time or reduce a flight to BKK.
Exactly, a large chunk of traffic from CCU to Phuket is tourist and leisure travel and Bangkok is always part of the Plan. So dose nt really make sense.
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Old July 5th, 2019, 03:35 PM   #14507
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Exactly, a large chunk of traffic from CCU to Phuket is tourist and leisure travel and Bangkok is always part of the Plan. So dose nt really make sense.
look at it this way. there may be a chunk of tourists who might not have wanted to pay additional amount from BKK to Phuket. these additional tourists could be tapped through this direct flight
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Old July 5th, 2019, 04:41 PM   #14508
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These flights are for triangular journeys! People may book onward ticket to Bangkok and return from Phuket while hopping on a domestic flight between Bangkok and Phuket. Very common all across and other Indian cities already have services to Phuket
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Old July 5th, 2019, 05:42 PM   #14509
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Mumtaz Bano
Can you please elaborate what you mean by that?
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Old July 5th, 2019, 09:33 PM   #14510
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Can you please elaborate what you mean by that?
Honorary name of the bengal CM for pandering to a certain community
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Old July 6th, 2019, 12:21 AM   #14511
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Honorary name of the bengal CM for pandering to a certain community
Can you please explain how she does that? Or more broadly how she treats different communities differently?
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Old July 6th, 2019, 01:56 AM   #14512
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Can you please explain how she does that? Or more broadly how she treats different communities differently?
Indian nationals with voting rights in India who just recently flattened her party over her whimsical nonsense would be able to better answer your question
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Old July 6th, 2019, 11:23 AM   #14513
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The key word is masjid, so nothing will happen, especially with Mumtaz Bano as the Chief Minister. If required they'd relocate the entire airport to facilitate the growth of that structure.
LOL the mentally unstable CM of WB is fully capable of doing exactly that!
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Old July 6th, 2019, 01:44 PM   #14514
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I'm curious about the story behind Gouripur Jame Masjid, the seemingly quaint little mosque that's completely surrounded by CCU's airfield and in the path of its western runway. Also, what happens if growth eventually comes to necessate an extension of the runway into a full length taxiway for its Eastern counterpart?
Assuming that the question is really as innocent as it seems:

It is not that there have not been attempts before. In 2003 under NDA I, the issue was raised by then union home minister LK Advani. The union civil aviation minister of that time had discussions with the CM (Buddhadeb) of the state and it was decided that there would be no relocation of the mosque and alternate expansion plans were proposed instead by the union civil aviation minister. The proposal probably went into cold storage like many grand proposals. Since then, other than the occasional religious baiting by certain pseudo-nationalist leaders and their supporters, there has been no official movement on this issue from the AAI or the union government.

The Airport Authority of India is in charge of the Kolkata airport. If they want to relocate the place of worship, they need to start that process officially. They should approach the Central Government and ask them to start the process of relocation of the place of worship. National interests should be above religious politics. Since the current Central Government was elected with a huge national mandate there should be no problems on this issue. Let's see if the AAI is ready to start the process officially.
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Old July 6th, 2019, 03:13 PM   #14515
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Indian nationals with voting rights in India who just recently flattened her party over her whimsical nonsense would be able to better answer your question
So are you saying you don't really have any example to give? All you have is some jumble of words?
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Old July 7th, 2019, 08:03 AM   #14516
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So are you saying you don't really have any example to give? All you have is some jumble of words?

It is actually something that is felt more on the ground level. not exactly describable, but when the entire sect of non- M community bengalis say this, it has to have some credibility to it. I, for one, don't think it is overly pandering, but there is some political agenda behind whatever the CM of our state does.

Some of the more glaring examples would be the excessive amount of billboards across the city often for every single festival of the said community. i kid you not, every single. The question is, who is funding these. ultimately it's the taxpayer money being wasted on tens of thousands of billboards every year. `

Another case would be the insanely large hajj center built near kaikhali that is funded by the state government and the state sponsored hajj tourism facilitation. When the CM claims that the center withholds funds, which causes a problem in the construction of the infrastructure such as metros, roads, flyovers etc, then where does the money come from for swanky news mosques and hajj centers.

Not to mention, when the last talks about runway expansion came up, the religious leaders threatened violence. Our CM chose to side with them instead of actively fighting for the improvement of a mandatory and necessary infrastructure like NSCBI airport.

I, for one, do not mind these. But what i do mind is her blatant denial that she is pandering to them, not because she wants the entire bengali sect to be united and equal, but because there is a obvious political agenda at play. Plus the lying involved.
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Old July 7th, 2019, 04:57 PM   #14517
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It is actually something that is felt more on the ground level. not exactly describable, but when the entire sect of non- M community bengalis say this, it has to have some credibility to it. I, for one, don't think it is overly pandering, but there is some political agenda behind whatever the CM of our state does.

Some of the more glaring examples would be the excessive amount of billboards across the city often for every single festival of the said community. i kid you not, every single. The question is, who is funding these. ultimately it's the taxpayer money being wasted on tens of thousands of billboards every year. `

Another case would be the insanely large hajj center built near kaikhali that is funded by the state government and the state sponsored hajj tourism facilitation. When the CM claims that the center withholds funds, which causes a problem in the construction of the infrastructure such as metros, roads, flyovers etc, then where does the money come from for swanky news mosques and hajj centers.

Not to mention, when the last talks about runway expansion came up, the religious leaders threatened violence. Our CM chose to side with them instead of actively fighting for the improvement of a mandatory and necessary infrastructure like NSCBI airport.

I, for one, do not mind these. But what i do mind is her blatant denial that she is pandering to them, not because she wants the entire bengali sect to be united and equal, but because there is a obvious political agenda at play. Plus the lying involved.


This is the airports thread guys. All threads are completely devoid of activity, let us not pretend to be active by bringing our political views in this.
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Old July 7th, 2019, 05:38 PM   #14518
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This is the airports thread guys. All threads are completely devoid of activity, let us not pretend to be active by bringing our political views in this.
indeed. i apologize for that. but i guess the questioner deserved an answer because of those policies, did NSCBI suffer with its expansion. Also because the question honestly needed to be answered since there are truly no obvious signs of said pandering,so the non-Bengal residents might need some context

regardless, back to airport talk
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Not to mention, when the last talks about runway expansion came up, the religious leaders threatened violence. Our CM chose to side with them instead of actively fighting for the improvement of a mandatory and necessary infrastructure like NSCBI airport.
Interesting. When did this exactly happen?
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That small structure will hold up the extension of runway forever. It is a not a temple to be just bulldozed over.
Small or big doesn't matter, its an epitome of "secularism". A temple would have been razed back long ago as it would have been a communal obstacle.
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