Monday, February 19, 2018

Four cities in Cgarh to get airports under UDAN: Jayant Sinha

Raipur: Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha today said four places in the state would get airports as part of the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme.

"Work on airports (airstrips) in Ambikapur, Bilaspur, Jagdalpur and Raigarh is currently on under the UDAN scheme and is expected to get completed in the next 6-8 months possibly," Sinha said while speaking at an function here.

He informed that, as soon as the work was completed, Air Deccan and Air Odisha had consented to deploy 19-seater aircrafts on these routes.

"These cities will be connected to Raipur, Ranchi (Jhakhand), Jharsuguda and Rourkela (Odisha) and will ensure better air connectivity in the eastern zone with Jharkhand, Odisha and Raipur getting connected by small planes," the minister said.
18/02/18 India Today