“Today marks an important day in the history of Indian Civil Aviation as the crown of India (Jammu) will be linked with the heart of India (Indore),” told Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia with Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen (Retd) V.K Singh flagged off IndiGo’s nonstop flight between Indore and Jammu on March 28.
Speaking on the occasion, Scindia told, “Today marks an important day in the history of Indian Civil Aviation as the crown of India will be linked with the heart of India.
With the commencement of the nonstop flight between the two cities, Indore will now have 28 daily flights. 632 weekly flights will be running out of Madhya Pradesh. The airline will be deploying its A320, a 150-seater twin turbofan engine passenger aircraft that is primarily used on Domestic routes.
The Indore-Jammu flight will operate four times a week, a report from IndiGo told. The flight will depart from Indore at 10:10 AM and land in Jammu at 12:05 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, it told. The return flight will depart from Jammu at 12:35 PM and land in Indore at 2:45 PM on the aforementioned four days.
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“I aim to create 1 or 2 cities in every state which are completely connected with the entire country and in Madhya Pradesh, Indore has achieved this. Previously, Indore was connected with 12 cities but in 6 months, we have connected Indore to 22 cities such as Panaji, Kishangarh, Raipur, Belgaum, Gwalior, Pune, Nagpur, etc,” he told.
“Apart from Jammu, we have connected Indore with Visakhapatnam and Chandigarh from today onwards,” he further said. The people of Indore and its adjoining places will be aided by getting direct air connectivity to Jammu which will facilitate seamless movement of passengers between Indore and Jammu and vice-versa.
IndiGo representatives handed over the first boarding pass to Scindia as a token of appreciation and later to a passenger Preeti Sharma, who said she was waiting for such a service for a long time to visit Vaishno Devi Temple.
With these new commercial flights, common people will get multiple options to travel between these areas which will increase the tourism potential and increase the economic activity of both regions, officials told.
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