Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Flight for Bhubaneswar, Raipur in pipeline: Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has said that there was a huge potential of air passengers in Jharkhand which could be increased up to four fold.  Sinha was here to inaugurate a new Khadi outlet at Birsa Munda Airport on Tuesday.

Later talking to media persons at the airport, Sinha said that the new flight for Kokata starting on Tuesday will be a great help for the passengers.

“Presently there are 10 lakh passengers travelling by air annually in Jharkhand, which could be increased up to 40 lakh,” said Sinha. The MoS also said that the new flight, Kolkata-Ranchi-Kolkata of Star Alliance of Air India, starting from Tuesday, will be quite helpful in reducing the load of passengers on the route.

“The passengers had been facing lots of problem after Jet Airways flight from Ranchi to Kolkata was discontinued from October 1, 2015,” said Sinha.

Sinha also added that connecting Ranchi with Bhubaneswar and Raipur was also being planned by the department along with Chennai and Bangalore. “There is less air services in Ranchi as compared to Raipur,” he said.
02/11/16 The Pioneer