NEW DELHI (biznewsconnect.com): Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia virtually flagged off two flights today strengthening the international and domestic aerial connectivity of Madhya Pradesh.
Minister of State -Civil Aviation, General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.) along with Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation Pradeep Kharola joined him at the event that marked the commencement of Indigo’s new direct flights on the Gwalior – Indore – Delhi route and resumption of Air India’s Indore–Dubai direct flight.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan participated the event virtally from Bhopal.
Several other dignitaries including Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Pradhuman Singh Tomar, Energy Minister (Madhya Pradesh), Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Minster of State – Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge), Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha, Dr. Satish Sikarwar, Member of Legislative Assembly – Gwalior East joined the event virtually from Gwalior.
TulsiramSilavat, Minister – Water Resources, Fisheries Welfare and Fisheries Development Usha Thakur, Minister – Tourism, Culture, Adhyatm, Shankar Lalwani, Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha, Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary BJP, Ramesh Mendola, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)- Indore, MaliniLaxman Singh Gaur, MLA, Mahendra Hardia, MLA, AkashVijayvargiya, MLA, Sanjay Shukla, MLA, Vishal Jagdish Patel, MLA joined the inauguration virtually from Indore. Senior officials of MoCA & AAI were also present during the ceremony held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi.
Scindia said: “The establishment of direct flight connectivity on the Indore – Gwalior – Delhi route aligns with the objectives of the Sab Uden Sab Juden initiative of the Government of India. With the aerial connectivity of the two cities of Madhya Pradeshwith immense potential, new opportunities will get a boost in sectors of trade and tourism.
“In last 53 days, Madhya Pradesh got 58 new flights and with 314 new aircraft movements the number of aircraft movements in the state has increased from 424 to 738. Indore, which was earlier connected to 8 cities, has now been connected to 13 cities. In a similar way, aerial connectivity of Gwalior has expanded from 4 to 6 cities,” the Minister who hails from Gwalior said.
Gwalior is known for its beautiful forts, temples, tomb, museum, and palaces. The increased accessibility will not only enhance tourism but also promote trade and commerce in the region.
Air India group currently operates flights from/to Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Bilaspur to various destinations within India. On the international route, Air India has been operating a direct flight from Indore to Dubai from 2019 which is recommencing now with this non-stop connection.