CM Sarma Urges Jyotiraditya Scindia To Increase Air Connectivity In Assam

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a virtual meeting urged the Union Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to increase the flight frequency and air connectivity in Assam, stated reports.

CM Sarma on Tuesday during a virtual meeting with Union minister Scindia discussed about the development in infrastructure and expansion of airports of Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Silchar.

Chief minister Sarma requested Scindia to build a heliport at Haflong, the land of which would be handed over to the ministry by the Assam government for the same.

The Chief Minister’s office informed that the heliport at Haflong of Dima Hasao district, will be in line with other heliports that will be built at Nagaon and Galeki.

Chief minister Sarma also requested the union minister for a Greenfield airport in Karbi Anglong, as a part of the commitment of the Assam government for the fast development of Karbi Anglong.

CM Sarma said, “a strip of land measuring more than 3000 acres is available for the airport to be built.”

Chief minister Sarma also requested the Union minister for his help in starting flight operations under UDAN scheme from Assam to other foreign countries, stated reports.

According to a media report, Assam government would send a report relating to the passenger catchment area for the Civil Aviation Ministry to start flight operations to foreign countries.

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