Raipur : Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel writes letter to Union Aviation Minister Requests for connecting Bilaspur to Delhi, Mumbai, Korlkata air route

Mr. Baghel thanked Union Minister for commencing Hyderabad-Jagdalpur-Raipur flight service

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has thanked Union Minister of State (I/C) for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri for commencing Hyderabad-Jagdalpur-Raipur flight service and for recognizing Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh as an important centre. In his letter, Chief Minister Mr Baghel requested Union Minister of State Mr Puri to connect Bilaspur, ‘Nyaydhani’ as well the major commercial and industrial city of Chhattisgarh, to Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata air route via flight services.
Chief Minister stated in the letter that Bilaspur is a major hub of trade and commerce in the northern region of Chhattisgarh state. Bilaspur connects the northern districts of the state. South Eastern Coal Field Limited Headquarters, South East Central Railway Zonal Headquarters, and Raipur Railway Division are situated in Bilaspur. Bilaspur is one of the important centres of power production in the country.   NTPC in Seepat and many Power Production Plants in Korba and Janjgir-Champa are also situated close to this city. Besides, there are many industrial areas near Bilaspur, which have an important contribution to the economy of the state. Chief Minister stated that if Bilaspur is connected to metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata via air services, the regional air connectivity would improve. And it would also boost the nation’s economy, trade, commerce, tourism, and health sectors and promote socio-economic activities.

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