BY TC News Desk
Agartala, November 21: Transport and Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury today wrote a letter to the Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia requesting him for his intervention to expedite the commencement of new flight operations on Jorhat-Agartala Jorhat route by SpiceJet and on the Hyderabad-Agartala-Hyderabad route by IndiGo.
In the letter, Minister Chowdhury thanked the union minister for the approval of two new flights including Jorhat-Agartala Jorhat route by SpiceJet and on the Hyderabad-Agartala-Hyderabad route by IndiGo.
“The AAl in its Winter Flights Schedule started from 20th October, 2023 has included operational of the aforementioned flights from MBB Airport, Agartala but the concerned Airline Operators not yet started their operations. I believe that the introduction of flight operations by SpiceJet Airlines in Jorhat- Agartala-Jorhat under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) and by IndiGo Airlines on the Hyderabad-Agartala-Hyderabad route would be a significant step towards boosting air connectivity from Agartala with rest of the country”, the letter reads.
He said that the Jorhat, the second capital of Assam endowed with its rich cultural and educational hub, tea industries, tourism has seen remarkable economic growth in recent years. Similarly, the Agartala-Hyderabad route holds great potential for commerce, trade, Higher Education, higher medical treatment and tourism for the people of Tripura and rest of the country.
“Now, I would request for your kind intervention to pursue and facilitate discussions between the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the respective Airline Operators to expedite the commencement of new flight operations on Jorhat-Agartala Jorhat route by SpiceJet and on the Hyderabad-Agartala-Hyderabad route by IndiGo. The implementation of these air services would not only fulfil the aspirations of the people in these regions but also align with the government’s vision of enhancing regional connectivity and promoting economic growth”, the letter reads.