Saturday, August 05, 2017

Airport in Bastar to be made operational shortly

New Delhi: The Jagdalpur airport in restive Bastar region of Chhattisgarh will be made fully operational at the earliest under the central government's "common man flies" scheme.

This was disclosed on Wednesday at a meeting called to review the status of development projects and security related issues in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states. The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.

"Regarding air connectivity, it was mentioned that the Jagdalpur airport will be operationalised shortly under the regional connectivity scheme," an official statement said.

The statement said the government has a plan to connect Jeypore airstrip in Odisha under the scheme called UDAN -- "Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik" -- which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April from Jubbarhatti, an airport on the outskirts of Shimla.
04/08/17 IANS/Business Standard