Jyotiraditya inaugurates Indore-Gondia-Hyderabad flight, calls it the beginning

Indore: while inaugurating Flybig Airlines’ Gondia-Hyderabad flight Through video conference on Sunday, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stressed on the need to connect Indore with smaller cities. He described the dedication of the flight as the beginning of the process.

Scindia said, “Today we have connected Madhya Pradesh with Maharashtra and Hyderabad. this is the beginning.”

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present virtually at the launch event.

The Union Minister said that Indore is currently connected to 21 cities, whereas in the past it was connected to only 12 cities. “In the coming days, we are planning to have small planes and helicopters to connect every city across the country till the last mile,” he said.

Flybig Airlines CEO had earlier informed that Indore-Gondia-Hyderabad flight services will be operated under UDAN RCS (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik – Regional Connectivity Scheme) with reasonable fares.

The Civil Aviation Minister informed that the government will lift the restrictions imposed on global connectivity from March 27. However, the domestic limits have already been removed on October 18, 2021.

Madhya Pradesh minister Tulsi Silavat, MPs Shankar Lalwani and Sumitra Mahajan were also present at the launch event.

(with inputs from ANI)

First published:March 13, 2022 at 7:04 pm

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