New Delhi: Two important cities of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, Indore and Bilaspur, have come on the direct flights route. Union minister of civil aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia on Monday flagged off the inaugural direct flight from Bilaspur to Indore in presence of Chattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
State owned airline company Alliance Air will operate the Bilaspur-Indore-Bilaspur flight. It will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday on this route.
In his address, Union minister, ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) Scindia said “This new air connectivity will facilitate people of both the states and contribute to the economic development of the regions. Enhanced air connectivity between these cities will help bolster tourism and trade activities in the region.”
The minister further added that the MoCA is working to put around 200 destinations on the air route, which include development of heliports and water aerodromes by 2026. The central government is committed to take the civil aviation sector to newer heights and improve air connectivity in every part of the country.
Bilaspur and Indore are prominent cities in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh respectively. Enhanced air connectivity between these cities will help bolster tourism and trade activities in the region and contribute to their overall economic development.
Alliance Air’s Flight 9I 691 will depart from Bilaspur at 1135 hrs and arrive in Indore at 1325 hrs with an introductory all-inclusive fare of ₹2,847/-. Flight 9I 692 will depart from Indore at 1355 hrs and arrive in Bilaspur at 1545 hrs with an introductory all-inclusive fare of ₹3,218/-.
The inaugural function was attended by water resources minister, Madhya Pradesh, Tulsi Silawat, minister in-charge of Bilaspur district Jaisingh Agrawal, member of Parliament (Bilaspur) Arun Sao, Bilaspur, member of Paliament, Indore, Shankar Lalwani and other prominent leaders.
Additional secretary, MoCA, Usha Padhee, chairman and managing director of Air India Asset Holdings Limited (AIAHL) Vikramdev Dutt and chief executive officer of Alliance Air Vineet Sood also attended the event.