The Centre-run Alliance Air on Monday launched a flight between Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and Indore in Madhya Pradesh, which will operate four days a week.
The flight services were launched virtually by CM Bhupesh Baghel at Bilasa Devi Kevat Airport, Bilaspur, located around 125 km away from the capital. Interacting with the reporters, Baghel said the state government has been making every possible effort to expand air travel services in the state and the flight connectivity between Bilaspur and Indore will accelerate development and benefit people of Bilaspur division
Baghel further said the state government had spent ₹25.10 crore so far for the development of Bilaspur airport. Works worth ₹22 crore are being sanctioned to develop Bilaspur airport as per 3-C IFR standard and for night landing facility, he said. He urged Scindia to launch international flights from Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur and said the state government had provided 461.20 acres of land to the Airport Authority of India free of cost for expansion of the airport, which now has facilities such as runway, new terminal building, ATC tower as per international standards.
The event was also presided by Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiradiya Scindia