Saturday, June 24, 2017

Government plans air connectivity in Sawai Madhopur

Jaipur: After throwing open Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to tourists round the year, the Rajasthan government is now planning to connect Sawai Madhopur by air to increase the footfall. Directorate of civil aviation has proposed to start services between Delhi-Sawai Madhopur along with four other routes.
Making it easy for tourists to reach at tiger reserve, the government has asked private players to ply between Delhi and Sawai Madhopur. At present the nearest airport is in Jaipur. The distance from there to the tiger reserve is about 170 kms.
"In the budget of 2017-18, chief minister Vasundhara Raje had proposed to establish air connectivity between Jaipur and the state's tier-3 cities of Kota, Ajmer and Ranthambore (Sawai Madhopur). Taking it forward we have asked players if they can start scheduled flights between these routes," said an official.
"An airstrip which was already there is now been renovated and will be ready for operations. An amount of Rs 16.54 crore has already been sanctioned for renovation and maintenance of the other airstrips in the state," added the official.
24/06/17 Times of India