31 October 2017

That was an uncommon name in the list…

Upon entering Delhi airport last night, I was glancing thru the list of flights on the boards to see where I was supposed to go and finish my check in for the Lufthansa flights. Somehow, among all those flights listed in three big boards, my eyes got arrested on one line.

“Durgapur”!!! My small old town has flights going from Delhi!! I was aware of a new airport and I think there are very limited number of flights going there (one? two?) but I had never seen Durgapur’s name up their on those flight boards.

That was a random moment from this trip – but one of somehow great satisfaction. Not sure why?

Maybe a throw back to those good old days when we – the three siblings- were all below 10 and used to play imaginary airplane games in our backyard?

Like I said – felt good though!!

Posted October 31, 2017 by Rajib Roy in category "Vacations


    1. By Bijit Bose on

      Andal, but towards Ukhra, towards Birbhum that it. If you are going towards Andal, it is far down on the right hand side.

    1. By Rajib Roy on

      Suraj, Zoom Air just got started earlier this year. In fact, their first flight was to Durgapur (from their hub Delhi). They have 2 CRJs (small planes), I think.

  1. By Raghu Raghuraman on

    Rajib, I recently found out you can buy a ticket from Malaysia to Trichy (25 miles from where my ancestors come) for $79. That might be a route I take on one of my trips and surprise my uncle in our home town


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