Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Five of our cities to fly high

The Union ministry of civil aviation, under its flagship regional and remote air connectivity policy, has included Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Hazaribagh and Bokaro to bring out the mineral-rich state from an air pocket of unending troubles.
“These five Jharkhand cities are on the central radar,” Union civil aviation secretary K.N. Srivastava said on Tuesday, addressing industrialists, businessmen and tour operators at an interactive session hosted by Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FJCCI) and state civil aviation department at a city hotel.
Capital Ranchi, with its brand-new multi-crore terminal, isn’t a part of this specific scheme as it is a veteran flier.
Srivastava, who came to Ranchi on Monday and held “constructive talks” with chief minister Hemant Soren and chief secretary R.S. Sharma, told the gathering of entrepreneurs on Tuesday that the government of India was looking at an aviation boom led by tier-III cities.
07/08/13 ASRP Mukesh/The Telegraph