Countdown has begun for the inaugural of long-awaited Kannur international airport.
All arrangements are under way to accommodate about 25,000 people who are expected to witness the inaugural. LED screens have been erected for the convenience of the gathering which can witness everything from welcome address to the operation of the first flight from Kannur airport on screen.
Inaugural programme will begin at 7.30 am with Keli Kottu performance by Sankaran Kutty. The passengers for the first flight are scheduled to be given a warm welcome by the chief minister and union minister. Terminal building will be inaugurated on the occasion. The ministers will arrive at the venue of the programme after the first flight is flagged off.
Lighting arrangements have been made for the terminal building, air traffic control building and flyovers for the inaugural ceremony. Nearby towns including Mattannur city, shops and roads will be decorated with lights. The entire region is bedecked for the festive inaugural.