PM Modi to Leave for US a Day Ahead to Avoid Night Curfew


NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advanced his departure for his six-day US visit by a day to duck the night landing curfew in Germany.

The PM will now leave Delhi on September 25 instead of September 26 and will land in New York around five hours ahead of schedule, on the afternoon of September 26. His first engagement is a visit to the 9/11 memorial site early on the morning of September 27.

His plane – the Air India One – will halt in Germany’s Frankfurt before beginning the trans-Atlantic leg of the journey. Hence the precaution.

Night flights – those between 11 pm and 5 am – have been banned in Frankfurt, Europe’s third busiest airport, since 2011 following complaints by local residents about the noise….

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