Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia nearly flagged off the primary direct flight on the Shillong – Dibrugarh route below the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UdeDeshKaAamNaagrik (RCS-UDAN) of the Government of India. MoS, Civil Aviation, General Dr V Okay Singh (Retd.) together with Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, Deputy Chief Minister of the State of Meghalaya additionally graced the launch occasion of the Shillong-Dibrugarh flight.
“Shillong is without doubt one of the highest & wettest locations on this planet. The place is necessary not just for the nation however for the whole world. Shillong has at all times been referred to as Scotland of East as a result of presence of rolling hills, caves, tallest waterfalls, lovely landscapes and its wealthy heritage and tradition. There’s nothing that Meghalaya doesn’t have to supply. The place attracts vacationers from everywhere in the world,” mentioned Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The minister additional emphasised that “In 2014, solely 6 airports have been operational in North East which has now risen to fifteen airports in 2021. Within a brief span of seven years, we now have achieved this bold goal. I guarantee you that that is only the start, we’re additional dedicated to enhancing the interstate & intrastate connectivity of North-East. Apart from selling flight connectivity, our focus is on growing the infrastructure capabilities together with helicopter companies for the final mile supply. To make sure that we just lately launched the Helicopter coverage to additional promote Heli Services in North-East. We need the convey the travellers from everywhere in the nation to North-East.”
Indigo was awarded the Shillong – Dibrugarh route in the course of the UDAN 4 bidding course of. The airline will deploy its 78-seater ATR 72 plane. Till date, 389 routes and 62 airports (together with 5 heliports and a couple of water aerodromes) have been operationalized below the UDAN scheme
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