Wednesday, August 24, 2016

State deal for region air links

Kolhapur: The state government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Union civil aviation ministry and Airport Authority of India in Mumbai for improving air connectivity in Maharashtra.
The state government has claimed that Maharashtra has become first state to sign such an MoU. Along with Nanded, nine other cities will benefit directly from the pact. Union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and senior officials from the Centre as well as the state were present on the occasion.
The state government has stated that the MoU aims to facilitate regional air connectivity by making it affordable and enacting different concessions, including some support from the Centre.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said he was confident that with this MoU, air connectivity in Maharashtra will definitely move to the next level.
Some other issues and their solutions were also discussed during meeting. Moreover, important decisions such as providing financial support in the early stage to the aviation companies were also taken.
24/08/16 Nikhil Deshmukh/Times of India
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