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Direct Bhopal-Raipur & Bhubaneshwar-Jaipur flights launched to spur tourism and biz travel

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia Flags Off IndiGo’s Bhopal-Raipur And Bhubaneswar-Jaipur Flights.(Photo: PTI)

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on Tuesday flagged off the first direct flights between Bhopal– Raipur and Bhubaneshwar-Jaipur to provide an air link for tourists and business travellers between these state capitals.

Speaking on the occasion, Scindia said, “Yesterday, we celebrated the Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day, and today we are connecting Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh with Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Bhopal has always been known as the city of lakes and Raipur has its own natural beauty. It is only in the last 7 years that the development has attained movement in both the cities.

The International airport license is also due for Bhopal airport.  Earlier, Bhopal was only connected with 5 cities, now it’s connected with 9 cities of the country. Soon, we are also connecting Bhopal with Rewa to bolster aerial interconnectivity of the state, he added. 

Scindia also said “Bhubaneswar is the city of temples. It is the religious hub for the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities. Moreover, apart from being a religious hub, the city finds its mention in the list of Smart Cities of the country.

With the new flights on the route, the people of Bhubaneswar and its adjoining areas will get is direct air connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Jaipur, which will facilitate seamless movement of passengers. With these new flights between Bhubaneswar to Jaipur, tourists and  travellers will get multiple options for air connectivity which will boost the tourism potential and increase the economic activity of the region.

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