Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Schindia and the Chief Minister of Madhya Shirvraj Singh Chauhan together with Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar virtually flagged off eight new aerial routes connecting Maharashta and Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh in the virtual presence of Jabalpur MP Rakesh Singh and Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola.
The virtual flag-off event was also attended by Minister of Water Resources Tulsi Silawat, Ahmedabad MP Dr. Kriti Solanki, Guwaliar MP Vivek Narayan Shejwalker and Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister Pradhyman Singh Tomar.
JyotiradityaScindia congratulated the people of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on the commencement of new flights operations. He informed that additional flights on Delhi to Jabalpur route will also start from July 18 while Khajuraho to Delhi flights will be launched October onwards.
He said that the government is committed towards bolstering regional air connectivity and UDAN, the regional airport development and connectivity scheme.
Spice Jet has already announced to commence operations on various routes connecting Gwarlior to Mumbai and Pune, Jabalput to Surat and Ahmedabad to Gwarlior routes.
It was during the event various UDAN routes connectivity were announced including Gwaliar-Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Jammu while Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune routes were also announced as some non-UDAN routes.
Currently under the UDAN scheme total 59 airports and 359 routes, apart from 59 airports besides 5 heliports and 59 airports have been operationalised.