New Delhi: Air service started on Sunday from Delhi to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Union Ministers Anurag Thakur, VK Singh virtually flagged off the Indigo aircraft. This flight will reach Kangra airport every day from Delhi at 8:25 am and return to Delhi at 8:50 am.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that what has not happened in the last 9 years in the field of aviation has happened in the last 9 years. Presently the number of airports has increased from 74 to 140. The number of airports will increase to 200 within the next three to four years.
Prime Minister Mr. @narendramodi The example of democratization of air service under the leadership of G is the Delhi-Dharamshala air service, which will give air connectivity to the surrounding districts and the development of this hilly region. #UDAN_RCS This service will add a new dimension to tourism, employment and regional prosperity. pic.twitter.com/lCF1Flm0WJ
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) March 26, 2023
Ministry working on two phase plan
Scindia said these things while inaugurating the first Delhi-Dharamshala-Delhi Indigo flight. He said that the ministry is working on a two-phase plan. The first phase involves lengthening the existing runway to 1900 meters to enable turboprop aircraft with load penalties to operate without any penalty. The second phase will involve further lengthening of the runway to 3110 meters to realize the vision of the airport being able to land Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.
Devbhoomi Himachal has received a big gift today. Third flight from Delhi to Dharamshala. @IndiGo6E Union Civil Aviation Minister Shri. @JM_Scindia Mr. Minister of State @Gen_VKSingh G and MP from Dharamshala Mr. @KishanKapoorBJP In the gracious presence of Mr. pic.twitter.com/uW8hUqL24d
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) March 26, 2023
Anurag Thakur said – Now even a man sits in an aeroplane.
Minister Anurag Thakur said that due to PM Modi, now the common man is also sitting in the aeroplane. Earlier he could only see the ship flying. He said that Kangra airport provides easy connectivity to five districts. This will benefit half the population of Himachal.
VK Singh said – service started in Kangra three decades ago
Union Minister of State VK Singh said that the first flight started in 1990 at Kangra Airport. Now its runway is 1376 meters. This runway can be extended further in future.
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