Alliance Air, a government-run airline, launched a four-day-a-week flight between Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who was in Kanker district at the time, virtually launched the first flight, which took off from Bilaspur’s Bilasa Devi Kevat Airport, around 125 kilometres from Raipur, the state capital.
“Alliance Air’s ATR 72-seater aircraft took off from Bilaspur at 11.35 a.m. on Sunday, carrying 50 passengers to Bhopal.
It will be open four days a week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and will be open to the public “Saransh Mittar, the Collector of Bilaspur, stated.
"We have been putting forth every effort to improve air service in the state. The Ambikapur airport runway is being expanded at a cost of Rs 43 crore, and work on the project to build a commercial airport in Korba is also continuing "Baghel remarked.
He also mentioned that work on a plan to build an airfield in the Korea district is already ongoing.
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