Wednesday, September 23, 2020

‘Air connectivity in Jagdalpur, Ambikapur, Bilaspur will provide impetus to economy’

Raipur: The Government of India has sanctioned Rs 108 crore for up-gradation and development of airports in Jagdalpur, Ambikapur and Bilapur under UDAN scheme. Rs 48 crore sanctioned for Jagdalpur, Rs 27 crore for Ambikapur and Rs 33 crore for Bilaspur, of which, Rs 45 crore has been spent in Jagdalpur, Rs 27 crore in Ambikapur and Rs 20 crore in Bilaspur, said Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation (I/c) Hardeep Singh Puri. MoS Puri further added that this air connectivity will fulfill the aspirations of people of the region and provide impetus to the local economy.

 He further informed that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has planned for investment of about Rs 900 crore to develop and expand Raipur Airport that includes expansion of the terminal building. Recently, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had approved the bid of Alliance Air for the operation of RCS Flight from Bilaspur to Bhopal under UDAN 4.0, which is expected to commence shortly. Air India’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Alliance Air was awarded this route under the UDAN 3 bidding process.

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