In the next six months, services will start along the international routes Agartala-Dhaka and Agartala-Chittagong.
Chief minister of Tripura, declared
Biplab Kumar Deb, chief minister of Tripura, declared flights will connect Agartala with Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh within six months. An official with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) told the ministry would soon invite private airlines to say interest in working along the routes.
Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted, “Ultimately, MBB Airport in Agartala is now set to have international flight service with Dhaka & Chittagong. My heartfelt thanks to Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji & Civil Aviation Minister Shri @JM_Scindia Ji for this initiative to complete the dream of the people of Tripura.”
In another Twitter post, Deb wrote, “The proposed international flight service with Bangladesh will surely increase Tripura tourism & take the state to a recent height in terms of air connectivity. It will also benefit the people of Bangladesh in various ways and strengthen the relationship between the two countries.”
Sanjay Mishra, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the chief minister, told that the MoCA has included the proposed international routes under the UDAN scheme.
“The MoCA will now float tenders inviting expressions of interest from private airlines who wish to run their services along the two international routes,” he expressed. MoCA has already placed two routes from Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (MBB) for international flights to start within the next six months, he counted.
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Rajiv Kapoor, the director of the Mumbai airport, described that the chief minister has introduced the issue with Jyotiraditya Scindia about the commencement of international flights as soon as possible. “Right now, I cannot say when the international flight services will kick-start from the airport but we are prepared for it.”
The new terminal building, which was virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4, has all facilities, from customs to immigration and different zones for coming and departure, for handling international passengers,” he told.
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Source: ZEE News