“PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva” launched to enhance connectivity in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is rapidly emerging as a premier destination for travelers seeking unique and enriching experiences. Often referred to as the “Heart of Incredible India,” the state offers a diverse array of attractions, making it a one-stop destination for adventure, history, culture, and spiritual exploration. Tourist arrivals in Madhya Pradesh tripled in 2023 compared to the previous year, soaring from 34.1 million to 112.1 million, underscoring the growing popularity of its destinations.

In a significant development to improve connectivity for both domestic and international visitors, the recent launch of “PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva” marks a significant step forward. This initiative, in conjunction with the state’s longstanding tradition of hospitality encapsulated in the phrase “Atithi Devo Bhava” (Guest is God), further enhances Madhya Pradesh’s appeal as a tourist destination.

This air service include eight cities in Madhya Pradesh which are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Ujjain, Gwalior, Singrauli, and Khajuraho. For these places the travelers can now book tickets and access information on offers, schedules, and fares at www.flyola.in.

Chief Minister Dr Mohan Yadav inaugurated “PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva,” envisioning it as a means to provide convenient transportation and enhance connectivity with tourist destinations. Dr Yadav flagged off the inaugural flight from Bhopal, which will travel to Jabalpur via Rewa, ultimately landing at Singrauli. Concurrently, Dr Mohan Yadav also inaugurated the ticket-booking counter at the airport, personally handing over boarding passes and souvenirs to passengers. The air service commenced with two 6-seat aircraft.

The Chief Minister remarked that Madhya Pradesh is an appealing tourist destination for travelers from all corners of the globe. The intra-state “PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva” will not only improve connectivity but also enhance the overall travel experience within the state. Efforts are underway to connect both Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingas through air service, allowing devotees to visit both shrines in less time than it would take from Indore or Bhopal. Additionally, religious sites such as Orchha, Salkanpur, Katni, and Datia will be connected via air travel, offering a spiritually enriching journey.

Dharmendra Singh Lodhi, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Tourism, Religious Trusts, and Endowments praised the initiative while speaking on the occasion. The service will connect eight cities in Madhya Pradesh, making the state a safe and accessible tourism destination.

Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture and Managing Director of the Tourism Board, Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla, highlighted that under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr Mohan Yadav, the Tourism Department is constantly innovating to improve connectivity between tourist destinations and expand tourism facilities. “PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva” is poised to be a milestone for the state’s tourism sector.

Shukla further emphasized that in addition to benefiting the tourism sector, the air service will also promote trade, healthcare, education, and the propagation of culture and art. Booking counters have been established at airports in Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur for booking for air services to these cities. Currently, eight cities in the state are connected through air service, with plans to expand to additional cities in the future.

The first flight from Ujjain is scheduled to take off on June 16, in the esteemed presence of Chief Minister Dr Mohan Yadav. The “PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva” in the state will operate on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis through Jetserve Aviation Private Limited (Flyola).

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