The COVID-19 pandemic hit the aviation sector within the nation laborious however now the issues are bettering, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stated right here on Friday.
The BJP chief who was inducted within the cupboard within the current growth was talking at a perform to launch 4 new flights from Gwalior.
“Coronavirus has hit the aviation sector hard, but things are improving. By 2024, we have to develop 100 airports in the country to create 1,000 air routes. Out of these 100, 61 airports are already connected. A total of 360 air routes have been started which was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream under the UDAN scheme,” he stated.
“In the economy of any country, transport sector plays a major role. Today we are connecting Gujarat and Maharashtra with Madhya Pradesh,” he stated.
He had a private reference to the 2 states as he was born in Maharashtra and is the “son-in-law of Gujarat”, Mr. Scindia quipped.
Four new flights of SpiceJet had been launched from Gwalior on Friday connecting the town with Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
The aviation minister additionally introduced that from July 18, a Jabalpur-Delhi-Jabalpur flight can be launched whereas in October a Khajuraho-Delhi-Khajuraho flight will begin.
SpiceJet will quickly begin a Boeing airplane service for Mumbai too, he stated.
At current 14 flights function from Bhopal, 22 from Indore, 14 from Jabalpur and 6 from Gwalior, and the quantity can be elevated in coming days, stated Scindia.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet Ajay Singh had been additionally current on the event.
Mr. Tomar stated that Mr. Scindia was working laborious to satisfy the prime minister’s dream that even those that put on slippers ought to be capable to fly.
Mr. Chouhan stated although Madhya Pradesh has lots of potential within the tourism and industries sector, air connectivity was a serious concern, and now with Scindia heading the civil aviation ministry, this downside can be resolved.
A starting on this course has been made with the launch of latest flights from Gwalior, he stated.
SpiceJet CMD Singh stated his airline has began flights from 14 airports within the nation from the place no air connectivity was out there till now.
State ministers Tulsiram Silawat and Pradyumna Singh Tomar and Gwalior BJP MP Vivek Shejwalkar flagged-off the brand new flights.