Bhopal, 2 September (H.S): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Indore is the engine of growth for Madhya Pradesh. The state government will provide all possible support to make Indore an international airport. All possible support will be extended by the state government, be it for the construction of new airport or expansion of airport. Chouhan said that Bhopal is backward in terms of air connectivity. There is a need to increase air services here. Also, Singrauli is the power hub of the country. Hence, serious efforts are required to increase air connectivity in Rewa Satna area. He was virtually addressing the inauguration program of airlines from Gwalior and Indore from his residence.
Air India starts flight from Dubai and Indigo from Gwalior: Chouhan virtually launched the international flight from Indore to Dubai and the airline services from Gwalior to Delhi and Indore from his residence today. It may be noted that Air India will provide air services between Indore and Dubai once a week on Wednesdays. IndiGo flights will be available daily from Gwalior to Delhi and Indore.
PM Narendra Modi’s UDAN scheme gave new heights to the country’s progress: Chouhan said that there is a need for international airports at Indore and Bhopal to promote investment, industry, trade, tourism and export of agricultural products. Along with this, it is also necessary to increase air connectivity in other cities of the state including Jabalpur, Gwalior. In this direction, the UDAN scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped the country reach new heights of development.
Congratulating the people of Indore, Chouhan said that Indore has created history by ranking first among the metros of the country in administering 100 percent first dose of vaccine. He said that I hope Indore city will soon complete the target of second dose.
During the virtual meeting, union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers ‘Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar congratulated the people of the state on getting the new gift of air service. union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, VK Singh said that air connectivity is increasing continuously in Madhya Pradesh and will be further expanded in the coming days.
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, MP Gwalior Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Indore MP Shankar Lalwani, Tourism Culture and Spiritual Minister Usha Thakur and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Horticulture and Food Processing Bharat Singh Kushwaha also joined the program virtually.