Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates flight connecting Jaipur and Jodhpur
New Delhi, February 02, 2023.
Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia along with Minister of State for Civil Aviation,General Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh (Rtd.) inaugurated a flight connecting Jaipur and Jodhpur virtually today.
IndiGo will operate this route under the following schedule effective from 2nd February 2023.
In his inaugural address, Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia said that it is a very important occasion that two important cities of the country are being connected. He also emphasized on how this new connectivity will further strengthen the already established Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur. The Minister went ahead to talk about India’s emergence as the 3rd biggest aviation market in the world in terms of domestic traffic and 7th biggest in the world in terms of international and domestic traffic combined.
Talking about increased air travel infrastructure in the state of Rajasthan, Shri Scindia said that to cater to the increased air travel demand in Jodhpur, a new terminal building will be inaugurated soon. Built at a cost of Rs. 500 crore, with an area of 20,000 square meters, the airport will have the capacity to handle one thousand passengers and give a big boost to tourism and the local economy.
The minister added that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there have been significant developments in Rajasthan’s civil aviation landscape since 2014. He shared that new airports have been established in Kishangarh, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer and a new airport is also being planned for Kota. Apart from infrastructure, tremendous growth has also been seen in the no. of aircraft movements, in 2014, this number stood at 555, which has now increased by almost three times to reach the mark of 1530 aircraft movements per week.