Civil Aviation Minister inaugurates 3 flights connecting 5 cities in North East
Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia along with Minister of State General V.K. Singh inaugurated the operation of three flights connecting five cities of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram. In his inaugural address on 30th October 2022, Mr Scindia said, the enhanced aerial connectivity in the mountainous cities of the five states of north-eastern part of the country will play a vital role in creating the ease of living for the residents of the region and boosting tourism and trade. Congratulating the people of the region, he said, it is a significant step in the direction of providing air connectivity to every part of the country under Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN .Flight connecting Imphal-Aizawl-Imphal will operate 5 times a week while Flight connecting Shillong-Lilabari-Shillong operate 4 times a week. Flight connecting Lilabari-Ziro-Lilabari will operate 2 times a week. Mr Scindia said that the Union Government has given special emphasis on the air connectivity for the north-eastern region. In the last eight years, seven airports have been developed in the region. A 500 crore rupees corpus has been dedicated to the air-connectivity of the northeast.The Minister announced that under International UDAN, two new routes Agartala-Chittagong-Agartala and Imphal-Mandalay-Imphal will be operationalised.MoS, General V.K. Singh said, the additional air connectivity will facilitate travel between the states and help people traveling for various purposes and contribute to the growth of the North East region.
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