Friday, February 23, 2018

Direct flight from Delhi to Imphal by April

Imphal: The civil aviation ministry has assured the Manipur government that Air India will begin daily direct flights from New Delhi to Imphal by the first week of April.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh announced this at the inaugural function of the 3rd International Convention of Service Industry NER(I)-ASEAN FOCUS CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) held here on Thursday.

The convention was organised by the ministry of commerce and industry, the International Chamber for Service Industry and the Manipur Infrastructure Development Agency on the theme Tapping potential of services sector catering to domestic and international demands.

Biren Singh said Manipur needs to be developed as it is the gateway to Southeast Asian countries and that his government was trying its best to promote the tourism sector. He said the government was planning to build a resort to attract more tourists to the state and was trying to acquire 100 acres of land near Tengnoupal along the Imphal-Moreh road for it.
23/02/18 NgangbamIndrakanta Singh/Telegraph