Madhya Pradesh expands its air service to major Tourist Destinations

Madhya Pradesh expands its air service to major Tourist Destinations

Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav said that Madhya Pradesh is geographically a large state. The state is currently equipped with road and rail transport facilities, as a step ahead the government is now providing air transportation facilities to ensure a comfortable and time-saving journey for travellers. Expanding air service to Religious Tourism and other destinations of the state is in progress. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav was addressing the program organized at the State Hanger, Bhopal on the occasion of the launch of PM Shri Tourism Air Service and PM Shri Religious Tourism Heli Service. He added that after Ujjain and Omkareshwar the air service will also start for Datia, Mehar, Orchha.

‘Madhya Pradesh Tourism will get wings’ - Tourism Minister Shri Dharmendra Singh Lodhi

Shri Dharmendra Singh Lodhi, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Tourism, Religious Trusts, and Endowments said that with the vision and guidance of Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, Madhya Pradesh is getting 'PM Shri Tourism Air Service' and 'PM Shri Religious Tourism Heli Service' as a unique gift. This will undoubtedly provide wings to the tourism of the state. To make sure the air travel is safe two twin-engine aircraft are being operated for the very first time. Tourists, devotees, and common citizens will be able to reach from one city to another in a very short time at affordable rates. Not just this, but finally the remote areas of the state will be added to the tourism map which will benefit the localites as new employment opportunities will be generated.

Service will be operational in two months

Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture Department and Managing Director M.P. Tourism Board Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla said that a contract has been signed with an organisation named Flyola Aviaition for the smooth operation of PM Shri Tourism Air Service. As per this contract, the operating organization will be responsible for the selection of flight routes, the establishment of ticket counters, local staff selection and training, etc. within two months. After this, regular operation of services will begin. Two 8-seater twin-engine aircraft will connect the major airports including Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Bhopal, and Khajuraho as well as other smaller airports.

PM Shri Religious Tourism Service

With PM Shri Religious Tourism Heli Service the access of devotees to the spiritual places of Madhya Pradesh will become easy. The devotees especially the elderly and disabled will be able to easily reach the two Jyotirlingas of the state, Ujjain and Omkareshwar, and other religious places. Under this service, there will be one twin-engine helicopter and two single-engine helicopters. One twin-engine helicopter will operate from Bhopal and one single-engine helicopter each in Indore and Ujjain. Online bookings could be possible through the Madhya Pradesh Tourism portal, Make My Trip, Agoda etc.

Jhabua, Mandla and Khargone airstrips will operate

In the ceremony, an MoU was signed between the Tourism Board and Flyola Aviation (a Jet Air Service organization) for the operation of PM Shri Tourism Air Service. The MoU was exchanged by the Additional Managing Director of the Board, Mr. Vivek Shrotriya and the Managing Director of Fyola, Mr. M. Ram Ola. Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav presented Letters of Acceptance (LOA) for the operation of the Jhabua, Khargone and Mandla airstrips also at the ceremony.