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Saturday, 15 May 2010 18:26 submits Mangalore-Saudi direct flight memorandum to Praful, Moily

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Mangalore, May 15: In a persistent effort to pressurize the Civil Aviation Ministry of India to launch direct flight from Mangalore Airport to Saudi Arabia, a delegation of, owned by Amaco group of companies, submitted a memorandum to Praful Patel, the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, reiterating its demand at the sidelines of inaugural ceremony of New Integrated Building of Mangalore Airport on Saturday, May 15.

Admitting that there is a need of direct air link between Mangalore and Saudi Arabia, Praful said that the ministry is considering the issue seriously and revealed that plans of initiating Mangalore-Saudi direct flights are already in the pipeline.

Mohammed Althaf, the Director of handed over the memorandum to Patel and explained him the problems faced by mangalorean community in Saudi Arabia due to the non availability of direct flights to Mangalore. Mohammed Sharief, the Administrative Manager of was present.

Praful Patel recalled that Mohammed Asif, the CEO of accompanied by a host of regional leaders from Mangalore had handed over a memorandum to him in New Delhi, approximately three months ago.

The memorandum says that there is an urgent need of connecting Mangalore directly to Saudi Arabia as a large number (approximately 200,000) of NRIs from the said region including the North Kerala connected with the border of the region engaged in businesses or employed in the Arab country.

“Thousands of families and bachelors usually fly from Riyadh, Dammam & Jeddah to Mangalore by way of Mumbai International Airport and other terminals in India. Passengers especially women, children, elderly and sick people have to wait several hours at connecting Airports to get a domestic flight to Mangalore, which is really time-consuming of more than 12 hrs and if there is any delay in international flight, then it will end up in missing connecting flight that again lengthens its time up to 36 hours”, the memorandum states.

A copy of the memorandum was also submitted to M Veerappa Moily, the Union Law Minister.

A similar memorandum was submitted by Moideen Bava on behalf of Dakshina Kannada District Congress Minority Cell on the occasion.

UT Khader, MLA, Oscar Fernandes, the Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Moideen Bava, President, District Congress Minority Cell, Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Chancellor Yenepoya University, and many others accompanied the team of










Like [0]Dislike [1] #49 , Riyadh, KSA2010-05-20
Good job by coastal we are very happy to see this news. totaly good job....
Like [0]Dislike [1] #48 , Bahrain2010-05-20
Xcellent job CD team...itz really amazin!!:)

Shine with contrast in lyf!! :)
Best of luck Mr. Asif and CD team
Like [1]Dislike [0] #47 , kuwait2010-05-20
First of all I would like to thank Coastal digest team for their good coverage.
We expatriate also face several problem before, when there was no direct flight flying from Kuwait to Mangalore. After providing several times the memorandum to Mr. Patel and explained him the problems faced by mangalorean community in Kuwait due to the non availability of direct flights to Mangalore. Then finally this made them to accept and focus the problem of expatriate and launch direct flight from Kuwait to Mangalore.
My sincere thanks to those personalities, who have done their sincere effort to launch direct flight from Kuwait to Mangalore.
Monopoly market of Air India Express made the people of Kuwait un happy. The service of Air india Express is very poor and fair of air india express is not reasonable. One other side we can say instead of flying to Mangalore via Mumbai, it’s fair to move by Air India express my spending 4 hours to reach the home destination.
It’s great news to here that, there will be direct flight from Mangalore to Saudi launching shortly. This helps the expatriate to fly directly to Mangalore instead via Mumbai.
I hope after expansions in Air port of Mangalore, helps other flight industries to land in Mangalore destination.

Best Regards
Mohammed Beary
Like [0]Dislike [1] #46 , Real Teah, Al-- - Jubail, K.S.A2010-05-20
Like [0]Dislike [1] #45 , bolar,manglore2010-05-20
well done coastal digest......................wish u all the best for ur future
Like [0]Dislike [1] #44 , al kobar k.s.a2010-05-19
realy great exelnt job mr moily and costal team
Like [0]Dislike [1] #43 , Jeddah2010-05-18
welldone team "CD'
graet job.....
hope it will come true ASAP
Like [0]Dislike [1] #42 , suratkal/kuwait2010-05-18
welldone CD, wish u all the best
Like [0]Dislike [1] #41 , RE: submits Mangalore-Saudi direct flight memorandum to Praful, Moily2010-05-18
MashAllah great job
Like [0]Dislike [1] #40 , Jubail / Mangalore2010-05-18
Dear PRAFUL PATELJI!!! You are admitting that there is a need of direct air link between Mangalore and Saudi Arabia, and the Aviation Ministry is considering the issue seriously. You are also revealing that plans of initiating Mangalore-Saudi direct flights are already in the pipeline.

Having admitted the above facts THEN WHY THE STATEMENTS will still take one year....becoz further expansion of runway (1000 meters) is required..etc. etc...). During the time of ELECTION, you need the people. But when a genuine and a MOST PREFERRED requirement of the people comes to your table....then....just pls think what kind of actions you have been taking or talking about.

Pls note that more than 200000 Coastal Expatriates are eagerly waiting for the direct flights for Mangalore / Saudi Sector.

We thousands of NRIs from Karnataka State Coastal Area and Northern Parts of Kerala would re-iterate OUR MOST URGENT REQUIREMENT.....i.e. to start immediately direct flight operation to Mangalore / Saudi Sector.

Sir, dont you think that you need the prayers from thousands of under-previleged NRIs with low income, elderly and sick people, children and women travellers.

We would highly appreciate if you could kindly APPROVE IMMEDIATELY the operation of direct flights to MANGALORE / SUDI Sector within couple of WEEKS please!
Like [0]Dislike [1] #39 , manipal/khobar2010-05-18
This is great job by coastal digest team
really we appreciate to you all and we hope inshallah as soon as possible our dreams come true

god bless you
Like [0]Dislike [1] #38 , sharjah /kallapu2010-05-17
great job cd team go ahead
Like [0]Dislike [1] #37 , KSA/Padil2010-05-17
Well said by Sadaqath, it's indeed no need to beg these useless ppl while they are taking rest or drinking tea/coffee, eating idly wada.They are making fun of us especially those work in KSA.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #36 , Riyadh/KSA2010-05-17
Assalamu alaikum

MashAllah great job done by CD team, with this effort inshAllah response will come soon for flying direct flight between Saudi -M`lre.

Like [1]Dislike [0] #35 , Mangalore / Al-Jubail2010-05-17
good work mr. Asif. we are Apriciate you. Coastal digest team keep trying on it !!! inshal allah one day we get succses soon....
Like [0]Dislike [1] #34 , Sullia Al-Khobar KSA2010-05-17
Janab Mohd.Asif well done best efforts towards Mangalorean communities struggling here since decades to reach theire destination to meet the dear one at the earliest. Insha Allah in the near future our dreams will realize that day every body remember the selfless effort of CD team and especially Mohd.Asif and his collegues. Best of luck to CD team
Like [3]Dislike [0] #33 , Mangalore/KSA2010-05-17
Why should we bother too much about Mangalore-Saudi flight even though we face little bit difficulties to reach our home land, please don’t pay heed to such a third-class politicians like praful Patel, if they don’t want to start the flight than forget it, any how our father, grandfathers worked in Saudi and reached Mangalore safely, so let us do the same journey rather than begging these bloodies for flight, they are thinking we are asking for free flight...
Like [0]Dislike [1] #32 , ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCOTRS, DAMMAM2010-05-17

Good approach and keep motivated to achieve the goal.

Thanks all
Like [0]Dislike [1] #31 , ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCTORS, DAMMAM2010-05-17
Mr.Asif doing a good job and he is a good leader. Appreicate very much for doing social service.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #30 , AL VENTURA JUBAIL K S A.2010-05-17
Like [0]Dislike [1] #29 , ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCTORS, DAMMAM2010-05-16
Mr.Asif is the one business man in saudi arabia who is continously follow-up the direct flight issue with Indian political leaders.

Best of luck Asif!

Like [1]Dislike [0] #28 , Karkal / Dammam2010-05-16
Thanks to CD Team for their effort
Like [0]Dislike [1] #27 , Alkhobar,Saudi Arabia.2010-05-16
Thank you CD for the follow up.How many times the different organisation of twin districts to submit the memorandam for a rightful demand and a long waited dreams of coastal people?. If you watch the photos the way they are accepting the memorandum not in a serious and respectful manner.We are expecting only promises.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #26 , RE: submits Mangalore-Saudi direct flight memorandum to Praful, Moily2010-05-16
Mr. Basheer Aramboor, Sullia, Dammam,

You are very logic and exactly right on your firm stand. Politcians should be considered only if they consider people's basic needs.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #25 , Al-Khobar2010-05-16
thanks to cd group 4 trying ur best to help the people who r in Saudi.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #24 , Saudi Arabia2010-05-16
You are right Zakir, after getting elected these ministers / politicians try to act as if they are beyond the common man. They only run after the voter during the election time and make the public run after them afterwards. We should have people power to make them work for us otherwise we should shun them forever.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #23 , Kuwait2010-05-16
Its good to see CD team is leading from the front, my best wishes are with you, keep up the good work
Like [0]Dislike [1] #22 , RE: submits Mangalore-Saudi direct flight memorandum to Praful, Moily2010-05-16
These politician like Praful do not have some kind of discipline or decency at least to stand up and greet the people, Prafulji, ministry is not forever, try to behave like civilized person. It looks like you do not have any respect for others, do not you forget that you have been elected from the people like us.
Simply he said in one year he can start the flight between saudi and Mangalore whereas statiion manager said during winter he can start, why there is no coordination on this effort. If minister thinks positively he can do it immediately but he does not want to because of some kind of outside preasure I think.
Prafulji better you work for people and from that you will see your progress and betterment.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #21 , Mangalore2010-05-16
I hope atleast one stone will bring down the mango.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #20 , Sullia, Dammam2010-05-16
I request all Voluntary organizations and entrepreneurs don’t invite any politician from Costal/Malanad region to any programs in Saudi Arabia until we get direct flight from Mangalore to Saudi.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #19 , Katipalla/Mangalore2010-05-16
Gabbar: Soona.. poore pachas hajaar..aur yeh inaam isliye hai ke yaha se pachas
pachas kos door gaanw me jab bachcha raat ko rota hai to maa kahti hai
beta soja ..soja nahi to gabbar singh aa jaayega..Aur yeh teen haraam
gabbar singh kaa naam poora mitti me milaay diye... i am hearing this dialogues since from my childhood .. even this is same thing
Like [0]Dislike [1] #18 , Dammam2010-05-16
Masha allah cd team really doing very good follow up job. it showes that our dreams comes true. we are proud about brother Asif.Thanks cd for your efforts and I hope this will be realised very soon insha allah
Like [0]Dislike [1] #17 , RE: submits Mangalore-Saudi direct flight memorandum to Praful, Moily2010-05-16
Dear All,

Well done... thanks
Like [0]Dislike [1] #16 , Al-Khobar / Saudiarabia2010-05-16
CD team doing a great job and i appreciate Mr.Asif very much for sparing his precious time to social service and i wish the success will come soon.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #15 , Mangalore2010-05-16
Thanks CD for raising the issue with concenred authority.
CD Rocks....
Like [0]Dislike [1] #14 , kuwait2010-05-16
wish you all the best Coastal team Mr.HAARIS., KUWAIT you are Absolutely right
Like [0]Dislike [1] #13 , RE: submits Mangalore-Saudi direct flight memorandum to Praful, Moily2010-05-16
Good follow up job by team.

We are sure and hope that your relentless team effort will bring you the results earliest possible.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #12 , Mangalore/Kuwait2010-05-16
CD team really doing very good follow up regarding direct flight Mangalore to KSA, CD is set a example for all media that media can do lot of social service without thinking commercial perpose.Wishing you all the best and pray for your team will get all the success to achive on all your social works, Allah will reward you all cd team for thier sincere effort for the soical sevice.
Like [2]Dislike [1] #11 , KUWAIT2010-05-16 ರವರ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವು ಶ್ಲಾಘನೀಯವಾಗಿದೆ.ಇದರ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಪ್ರೇರಕ ಶಕ್ತಿಯಾದ ಆಸಿಫ್ ರವರ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಆದರೆ ನ್ಯಾಯವಾದ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ತನ್ನನ್ನು ಕಾಣಲು ಬಂದ ನಿಯೋಗವನ್ನು ಗೌರವದಿಂದ ಎದ್ದು ನಿಂತು ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಲೂ ಬಾರದ ನಮ್ಮ ಫ್ಯೂಡಲ್ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ಈ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ಅಷ್ಟು ಸುಲಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಗಗೂಡುತ್ತಾರೆ ಎನ್ನುವ ವ್ಯಾಮೋಹವನ್ನಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಡಿ.‌ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ಪ್ರಫುಲ್ ಪಟೇಲ್ ರಂತಹ ಶುದ್ದ ವ್ಯಾಪಾರಿ ಮನೋಭಾವದ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳಿಂದ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಕಷ್ಟಕರವೆಂಬುವುದು ಭಾರತೀಯರಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿದೇ ಇದೆ. ಲಕ್ಷಗಟ್ಟಲೆ ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಆಸುಪಾಸಿನ ಅನಿವಾಸಿಗಳಿರುವ ಸೌದಿಗೆ ನೇರ ವಿಮಾನಯಾನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಆಸಕ್ತಿಯಿಲ್ಲದಿರಲು ಒಂದು ಕಾರಣ ಏರ‍್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಎಂಬ ಡಬ್ಬಾ ಕಂಪನಿಯ ಓಕ್ಸಿಜನ್ ಪೂರೈಕೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಈ ವಲಯದಿಂದಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂಬ ವ್ಯಾಪಾರಿ ಬುದ್ದಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಕಾರಣ ಈ ವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಪಾಡಿಗೆ ಬಂದವರಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನವರೂ ಬಡ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂಬ ಕೋಮು ಬುದ್ದಿ.ಈ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರಗತಿಪರ ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಜೊತೆಗೂಡಿಸಿ ತೀವ್ರ ರೀತಿಯ ಹೋರಾಟವೇ ಪರಿಹಾರ ಅಂತ ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ.ಈ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳ ಸುಮಾರು ಎಂಬತ್ತು ಶತಮಾನ ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು ಕೊಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಜನರನ್ನು ಹೋರಾಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಜೊತೆಗೂಡಿಸಿ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳನ್ನು ನಿದ್ದೆಯಿಂದ ಎಬ್ಬಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ಯಾಕೆಂದರೆ ಗಲ್ಫ್ ಅನಿವಾಸಗಳಿಗೆ ಮತದಾನದ ಹಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ. ಊರಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವವರಿಗೆ ಅದು ಇದೆ. ಈ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದಲೇ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳಿಗೆಇಷ್ಟೊಂದು ತಾತ್ಸಾರ.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #10 , kuwait2010-05-15
great job cd team
Like [0]Dislike [1] #9 , DAMMAM/KSA2010-05-15
It showes that our dream comes true. Thanks for CD
Like [0]Dislike [1] #8 , Doha2010-05-15
mr. Hassan Absolutely u r r8
Like [0]Dislike [1] #7 , Mangalore2010-05-15
Feel proud and Wonderful to see our beary young guns are doing a tremondous job. We are proud about Mr. Asif, a new beary leader in the making... Good luck brother, keep going..
Like [0]Dislike [1] #6 , Mangalore / Muscat2010-05-15
Welldone CD. Good effort. Now that's what we call Social Service!!
Like [0]Dislike [1] #5 , Kuwait2010-05-15
wish you all the best to CD team.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #4 , jubail2010-05-15
Naice to see Coastaldigest team submitting memorandum of direct air link between Mangalore and Saudi Arabia But we getting Naice photos only not direct flight
Like [0]Dislike [1] #3 , mng2010-05-15
Hats off to whole CD team...for putting so much effort...Hope u get the fruit of it inshaallah.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #2 , RE: submits Mangalore-Saudi direct flight memorandum to Praful, Moily2010-05-15
Thanks CD for your efforts and i hope this will be realised very soon.
Like [0]Dislike [1] #1 , PERINJE/KSA-YANBU2010-05-15
CD teams follow up in this issue is really commendable and hope for the best.
If Mr Veerappa Moily co ordinates with Mr Praful Patel and PM it is matter of time the long dream of Mangaloreans direct saudi flight would be in practical.

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