From Kolkata to Punjab: The Highway Journey of Two Air India Jets

From Kolkata to Punjab: The Highway Journey of Two Air India Jets

From Kolkata to Punjab: The Highway Journey of Two Air India Jets

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Early on a Sunday morning, the quiet roads of Kolkata witnessed an unusual sight as two retired Air India aircraft shells embarked on a journey towards Punjab. Transported on tractor trailers, these Airbus A319 planes began their voyage from Kolkata airport, navigating through Jessore Road, Belgharia Expressway, and Durgapur Expressway.

These aircraft, part of the five retired passenger planes recently sold as scrap by Air India, embarked on their final journey to Punjab. However, the transportation process wasn’t without its challenges. Last month, one of the retired planes faced difficulties during its transportation to Amritsar, prompting the transport agency to seek approval from the Public Works Department (PWD) and opt for smaller trailers to ensure smoother navigation.

With the nod from the PWD secured, the transportation of the remaining aircraft commenced, ensuring careful planning and execution to avoid any potential mishaps. This meticulous approach reflects the commitment of all involved parties to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of the retired aircraft.

As the journey continues, two more scrapped aircraft are slated for transportation out of the Kolkata airport later this month. This marks another step in the journey of these retired aircraft, as they bid farewell to their days in the skies and begin a new chapter in Punjab.

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