In the country, the government will provide air services in remote areas through small planes and helicopters. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Sunday that his department is making a policy to increase regional connectivity through small planes and helicopters so that air services can be taken to remote areas. Union Minister Scindia was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Indore-Gondia-Hyderabad flight of the airline ‘Fly Big’ in Indore. This is the first commercial passenger flight to operate regularly from Gondia airport.
Air services will reach remote areas – Scindia
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia further said that we want regional air connectivity to increase under our UDAN scheme and air services should be taken to far-flung areas. For this, a policy is being made to use small planes and helicopters. He said that in the last eight months, Indore has been connected to 21 cities of the country by air and the number of weekly flights from the local airport has increased from 308 to 445.
Efforts are on for direct flight from Indore to Sharjah – Scindia
Scindia said that a direct flight to Dubai has already been started from the only international airport of Madhya Pradesh in Indore and efforts are on to start a direct flight to Sharjah. State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the program through video conference. Chauhan’s wife Sadhna Singh’s maternal uncle is in Gondia district of Maharashtra. The Chief Minister jokingly said in Marathi that the Indore-Gondia-Hyderabad flight is special because I am the Jamai of Gondia.
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