Chandigarh, March 30: The Chandigarh airport will operate the whole night on Wednesday for the first time to clear all the VVIP and private planes till Thursday early morning, after the Mohali match is over, reports Indian Express.
After the match, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to see off PM Gilani at around 11 pm. He is scheduled to fly back to Delhi around 11.10 pm.
Other planes carrying politicians, corporate heads, Bollywood stars and other VIPs will be allowed to land at the airport about 30 minutes after both the PMs leave, said an official.
These planes, the official said, will be given a few minutes each to pick up their passengers and fly back. This exercise will continue till early morning.
"We have received 20 requests for plane parking at our airport. These planes will drop the dignitaries at Chandigarh and then fly here for parking", said Sunil Dutt, Director, Amritsar airport.
"They will fly back to Chandigarh at night and pick their passengers", he added.
Several of the planes have left for Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Dehradun for parking after dropping their passengers in Chandigarh, because there is no parking space available in Chandigarh airport.